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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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fire•wa•ter(ˈfaɪərˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər)
alcoholic drink; liquor.
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|Noun||1.||firewater - any strong spirits (such as strong whisky or rum)|
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firewater[ˈfaɪəˌwɔːtəʳ] N (US) → aguardiente m
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