(also spirits of wine)
noun[mass noun] archaic
- 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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