Spirituous

Spir"it*u*ous

(?), a. [Cf. (for sense 2) F. spiritueux. Cf. Spiritous.] 1. Having the quality of spirit; tenuous in substance, and having active powers or properties; ethereal; immaterial; spiritual; pure.
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2. Containing, or of the nature of, alcoholic (esp. distilled) spirit; consisting of refined spirit; alcoholic; ardent; as, spirituous liquors.
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3. Lively; gay; vivid; airy. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
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The mind of man is of that spirituous, stirring nature, that it is perpetually at work.
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