spirituous


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spir·i·tu·ous

 (spĭr′ĭ-cho͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Having the nature of or containing alcohol; alcoholic.
2. Distilled. Used of an alcoholic beverage.

spir′i·tu·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē), spir′i·tu·ous·ness (-əs-nĭs) n.

spirituous

(ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs)
adj
1. (Chemistry) characterized by or containing alcohol
2. (Brewing) (of a drink) being a spirit
spirituosity, ˈspirituousness n

spir•it•u•ous

(ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əs)

adj.
1. containing or of the nature of alcohol; alcoholic.
2. (of alcoholic beverages) distilled, rather than fermented.
[1590–1600; < Latin spīritu-, s. of spīritus spirit + -ous]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spirituous - containing or of the nature of alcohol; "spiritous beverages"; "spirituous liquors"
alcoholic - characteristic of or containing alcohol; "alcoholic drinks"

spirituous

adjective
Containing alcohol:
Translations

spirituous

[ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs] ADJespirituoso

spirituous

adj (form)alkoholisch, spirituos (rare)
References in classic literature ?
From the alighting board, instead of the former spirituous fragrant smell of honey and venom, and the warm whiffs of crowded life, comes an odor of emptiness and decay mingling with the smell of honey.
There was no money used in this traffic, and, after a time, all payment in spirituous liquors was prohibited, in consequence of the frantic and frightful excesses and bloody brawls which they were apt to occasion.
They are extremely fond of spirituous liquors and tobacco; for which nuisances they are ready to exchange not merely their guns and horses, but even their wives and daughters.
To divert my mind, I took up the newspaper which had covered the little basket of refreshments, and which now lay at the bottom of the coach, blushing with a deep-red stain and emitting a potent spirituous fume from the contents of the broken bottle of Kalydor.
The spiritual excitement of the last fortnight, working upon a system affected in no slight degree by the spirituous excitement of some years, proved a little too much for him.
Affery, my woman,' said Mr Flintwinch grimly, after advancing his nose to that lady's lips as a test for the detection of spirituous liquors, 'if you don't get tea pretty quick, old woman, you'll become sensible of a rustle and a touch that'll send you flying to the other end of the kitchen.
But Christmas puddings, brawn, and abundance of spirituous liquors, throwing the mental originality into the channel of nightmare, are great preservatives against a dangerous spontaneity of waking thought.
Pell refreshed himself with three chops, and liquids both malt and spirituous, at the expense of the estate; and then they all went away to Doctors' Commons.
But it would seem as easy to wake a bundle of old clothes with a spirituous heat smouldering in it.
The Doctor started for the Lakes yesterday morning, after an interview with the captain of the eleven, in the presence of Thomas, at which he arranged in what school the cricket dinners were to be, and all other matters necessary for the satisfactory carrying out of the festivities, and warned them as to keeping all spirituous liquors out of the close, and having the gates closed by nine o'clock.
This preposterous forcing of unpleasant drinks down the reluctant throats of travellers is not at all uncommon in America, but I never discovered that the scruples of such wincing landlords induced them to preserve any unusually nice balance between the quality of their fare, and their scale of charges: on the contrary, I rather suspected them of diminishing the one and exalting the other, by way of recompense for the loss of their profit on the sale of spirituous liquors.
In the desert, spirituous liquors excite only disgust.