Definition of spirit of wine in English:

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spirit of wine

(also spirits of wine)

noun

archaic
Purified alcohol.
Example sentences
  • However translations of far older Indian and Chinese medical documents mention products that would need spirits of wine to produce.
  • This was purified and dried and when digested with spirits of wine gave the mauve dye.
  • Robert Boyle's observation in the 1650s that decomposition of animal and human tissues could be prevented by immersing them in spirits of wine was a notable advance.

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Syllabification: spir·it of wine

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