noun[mass noun] (also rectified spirits)
A mixture of ethanol (95.6 per cent) and water produced as an azeotrope by distillation.
- 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.
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.