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 (fīr′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
n. Slang
Strong liquor, especially whiskey.

[Translation of an Algonquian term such as Ojibwa ishkodewaaboo, whiskey : ishkode, fire + -waaboo, liquid (whiskey being so called because of the burning sensation produced by liquor in the mouth and throat).]
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(Brewing) any strong spirit, esp whisky
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(ˈfaɪərˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)

alcoholic drink; liquor.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
booze, hard drink, hard liquor, John Barleycorn, liquor, spirits, strong drink - an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
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[ˈfaɪəˌwɔːtəʳ] N (US) → aguardiente m
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References in classic literature ?
It might be that an Antinomian, a Quaker, or other heterodox religionist, was to be scourged out of the town, or an idle or vagrant Indian, whom the white man's firewater had made riotous about the streets, was to be driven with stripes into the shadow of the forest.
BATH Going: Good 1.45 Cauthen 2.15 Tommy Rock 2.50 Greeley 3.25 Glory Fighter 4.05 Tavus 4.40 Zefferino 5.15 Union Rose CARLISLE Going: Soft-good to soft in places 2.05 Gravity Force 2.35 Ainsdale 3.10 Princess Palliser 3.45 Four Wheel Drive 4.25 Navajo Pass 4.55 Firewater 5.25 Iron Mike 5.55 Iolani KEMPTON Going: Standard to slow 5.45 Restless Endeavour 6.15 Mojave 6.45 To The Moon 7.15 Freerolling 7.45 Distant Chimes 8.15 Zuba 8.45 Stormbomber YORK Going: Good 1.55 Justanotherbottle 2.25 Persuasion (nap) 3.00 Constantinople 3.35 Crystal Ocean 4.15 Infrastructure 4.50 Malvern
The company also failed to develop procedures for emergency responders to manage firewater amid an EtO release, activate the emergency alarm system and provide employees with respiratory protection.
No reports of pollution caused by firewater used by SFRS as they dealt with the situation have been received.We are currently liaising with the company regarding the disposal of firewater."
Forrest admitted he had been on "firewater" and was "10 out of 10" on a scale of intoxication when he smashed unsuspecting Frederic Bentley's jaw in Exeter.
Adyard will replace offshore firewater pumps and liquid sulphur loading systems at Adnoc's sprawlingAl Ruwais refining and petrochemical complex in Abu Dhabi.
According to the FDA website, FDA-registered lambanog brands are Philippine Firewater Lakan, Supremo Philippine Firewater, Philippine Firewater, Supremo Philippine Firewater, San Juan, Ram-Ciel Lambanog, San Juan Lambanog, San Juan Premium Lambanog.
Firewater Saloon, which is opening in the former Olivetti's Italian Restaurant at 1575 Ellinwood St., was the first business to receive the downtown restaurant grant.
Venues include The Garage, King Tut's, Broadcast, Nice N Sleazy, Flat 0/1, The Priory and, due to the sad closure of O2 ABC, we've added new venues Firewater and The Blue Arrow both located on Sauchiehall Street.
The work includes clearing/grubbing, earthwork, limestone surfacing, concrete roadway paving, cooling water piping, firewater piping, and storm drain piping.
Area duty manager Alan Cadas said their team has been working to continue sampling the firewater to protect local businesses adjacent to the site.