Definition of rectified spirit in English:

rectified spirit

Line breaks: rec¦ti|fied spirit

noun

[mass noun] (also rectified spirits)
A mixture of ethanol (95.6 per cent) and water produced as an azeotrope by distillation.
More example sentences
  • Mineralized methylated spirit is rectified spirit that has been made unfit for drinking by the addition of methanol and a blue dye, and it is this form that is often used as a fuel.
  • From the 95% alcohol we produce the purified or rectified spirit of the Pharmacopeia.

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