- containing, of the nature of, or pertaining to alcohol; alcoholic.
- (of alcoholic beverages) distilled, rather than fermented.
Origin of spirituous
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Examples from the Web for spirituous
The original North American knew no fermented or spirituous drink.The Indian Today
Charles A. Eastman
He is a genial soul and generally liked in spite of his spirituous aroma.The Orchard of Tears
It was filled with a noisy crew, as well as with tobacco-smoke and spirituous fumes.Post Haste
Fermentation has long since been divided into spirituous, acid, and putrid.The Art of Making Whiskey
The air was thick with tobacco smoke and rank with spirituous odours.Cleek, the Master Detective
Thomas W. Hanshew
- characterized by or containing alcohol
- (of a drink) being a spirit
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