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spirituous

[ spir-i-choo-uhs ]
/ ˈspɪr ɪ tʃu əs /
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adjective
containing, of the nature of, or pertaining to alcohol; alcoholic.
(of alcoholic beverages) distilled, rather than fermented.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of spirituous

1590–1600; <Latin spīritu-, stem of spīritusspirit + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for spirituous

spirituous
/ (ˈspɪrɪtjʊəs) /

adjective
characterized by or containing alcohol
(of a drink) being a spirit

Derived forms of spirituous

spirituosity (ˌspɪrɪtjʊˈɒsɪtɪ) or spirituousness, noun
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