spiritous

[ spir-i-tuh s ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ təs /
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adjective Archaic.

of the nature of spirit; immaterial, ethereal, or refined.

Nearby words

  1. spirit writing,
  2. spirited,
  3. spiritism,
  4. spiritless,
  5. spiritoso,
  6. spirits of ammonia,
  7. spirits of hartshorn,
  8. spirits of salt,
  9. spirits of turpentine,
  10. spirits of wine

Origin of spiritous

First recorded in 1595–1605; spirit + -ous

Related formsnon·spir·it·ous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for spiritous

spiritous

/ (ˈspɪrɪtəs) /

adjective

a variant spelling of spirituous
archaic high-spirited
archaic ethereal; pure
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