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Strong distilled alcohol, especially a strong liquor such as whiskey or brandy.
[Middle English aqua vite, from Medieval Latin aqua vītae; see aquavit.]
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aqua vitae(ˈviːtaɪ; ˈvaɪtiː)
(Brewing) an archaic name for brandy
[Medieval Latin: water of life]
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aq′ua vi′tae(ˈvaɪ ti, ˈvi taɪ)
a strong alcoholic liquor, as brandy or whiskey.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin: water of life]
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