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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

adj. - Containing or of the nature of alcohol.

Usage examples (31)
  • But since the introduction among us of what you call spirituous liquors, and what we think may justly be called poison, our numbers are greatly diminished.
  • I have sometimes remarked a kind of spirituous taste in fruits that were over ripe, especially oranges; and this was just before they became rotten.
  • In the desert, spirituous liquors excite only disgust.
  • To be more or less spirituous does not constitute good wine. for more
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