from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Spirituous character or quality: as, the spirituosity of beer.
  • noun Immateriality; ethereality.

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

  • noun rare The quality or state of being spirituous; spirituousness.

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  • noun The quality or state of being spirituous.


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  • In both instances, the tuns should be covered during the period of fermentation, but taken off for the purpose of rousing before cleansing; these covers should be put on again, in order to prevent the dispersion or waste of the gasses, which is always a loss of spirituosity.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • A sudden chill would precipitate the grosser, and diffuse the lighter dregs throughout the fermenting fluid, which should be thrown off from the surface in cleansing; this would retard the fining, and empoverish the beer or ale; while the mode recommended will be found to promote transparency, and give strength and body, that is, fullness and spirituosity.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • The parts of the whole being so intimately united by nature, an injury cannot be done to the one without affecting the other; accordingly we find that such parts of the subject as might have been severally extracted for the purpose of a more intimate union by fermentation, are, by great heat in curing, burned and blended so effectually together, that all discrimination is lost -- the unfermentable are extracted with the fermentable, the integrant with the constituent, to the very great loss of spirituosity and transparency.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner

  • _mild state_, while their spirituosity prevents acidity.

    The American Practical Brewer and Tanner


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