from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Spirituous.
  • adjective Obsolete Highly refined; pure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of spirit; intangible; refined; pure; subtile.
  • Burning; ardent; fiery; active.
  • Same as spirituous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Like spirit; refined; defecated; pure.
  • adjective rare Ardent; active.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective spirituous
  • adjective high-spirited

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective containing or of the nature of alcohol


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