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vint

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Pronunciation: /vɪnt
 
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Definition of vint in English:

verb

[with object]
Produce (wine or another alcoholic drink): he drinks a brandy that was vinted and distilled in Sirius
More example sentences
  • Famous for the fortified wine vinted on its shores, the island of Madeira is as charming now as it was in the days when well-heeled Brits made it their favourite winter roost
  • These possess the original quality of the one or two varietals from which they are vinted and make up 18 per cent of the country's wine production.
  • For non-beer drinkers, the red and white house wines, vinted on-site, are an excellent alternative.

Origin

mid 19th century: back-formation from vintage.

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