Definition of Spirits of wine

1. Noun. Rectified ethyl alcohol.

Definition of Spirits of wine

1. Noun. An archaic name for ethanol. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spirits Of Wine

spirits away
spirits of ammonia
spirits of hartshorn
spirits of salt
spirits of salts
spirits of wine (current term)
spirits of wines
spiritual awakening
spiritual being
spiritual bouquet
spiritual desertion
spiritual healing
spiritual leader
spiritual naturalism
spiritual naturalist
spiritual rebirth
spiritual sequel
spiritual sequels
spiritual violence

Literary usage of Spirits of wine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"It must be observed that the quantity of brandy or spirits of wine depends on the quality of the vintage ; for if bad, more must be put, in order to excite ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1844)
"THE SALE OF spirits of wine. THE MANCHESTER GUARDIAN of August 26, contains a report of an information at the Borough Court, against Mr. Holyoake, ..."

3. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"The gravy can be bottled and preserved by pouring the liquid into the bottle to the shoulder, and then filling to the top with spiced spirits of wine not to ..."

4. American Druggist (1885)
"A few drops of the dilute spirits of wine (spiritus vini ... Dilute spirits of wine, or even spirits of soap, should be used with gum resins, ..."

5. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science by Robley Dunglison (1856)
"... de Vienne—with spirits of wine, and in applied on the diseased part, previously circumscribed by a hole cut in a sticking plaster. ..."

6. Journal by Folk-Song Society (Great Britain) (1853)
"When large quantities are to be acted upon, the washing water (eau de lavage) is collected, mixed with an equal volume of spirits of wine, and distilled, ..."

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