strong alcoholic liquors made by distillation, as brandy, whiskey, or gin.
Words nearby ardent spirits
Origin of ardent spirits
First recorded in 1790–1800
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British Dictionary definitions for ardent spirits
spirits, such as rum, whisky, etc
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