Definition for SPIR'IT-U-OUS

SPIR'IT-U-OUS, a. [Fr. spiritueux.]

  1. Containing spirit; consisting of refined spirit; ardent as, spirituous liquors. [This might well be written spiritous.]
  2. Having the quality of spirit; fine; pure; active; as, the spirituous part of a plant. – Arbuthnot.
  3. Lively; gay; vivid; airy. [Not in use.] – Wotton.

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