Definition of Ardent spirits

1. Noun. Strong distilled liquor or brandy.




Definition of Ardent spirits

1. Noun. A strong distilled alcoholic liquor or whiskey ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ardent spirits

1. Brandy, whiskey, and other forms of distilled alcoholic liquors. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ardent Spirits

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ardent spirits (current term)
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Literary usage of Ardent spirits

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1. Travels in North America, in the Years 1827 and 1828 by Basil Hall (1830)
"How much ardent spirits do you suppose, gentlemen, is purchased annually at the different stores in this town? Do you suppose there are twelve hogsheads ? ..."

2. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1891)
"Fhe brandies, or ardent spirits.—Methods of distillation. ... Consumption of home-made ardent spirits in the three kingdoms. —Quantity of malt used in ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1887)
"... and, notwithstanding the opposition of some ardent spirits,130 the fear of the common enemy promoted the peace and harmony of the Christians.131 The ..."

4. The Christian Examiner (1833)
"Argument against the Manufacture of ardent spirits. Addressed to the Distiller and the Furnisher of the Materials. By Rev. EDWARD HITCHCOCK. ..."

5. Report by American Temperance Society (1832)
""If ardent spirits were nothing worse than a deadly poison—if they did not excite and inflame all the evil passions—if they did not dim that heavenly light, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"Section 28 of the prohibition act of the state (Acts 1916, at page 232), so far as material, provides as follows: "Whenever ardent spirits shall be seized ..."

7. Travels in New-England and New-York by Timothy Dwight (1823)
"... produced by ardent spirits. TA. Effects of General Sullivan's March ‘through their ... ardent spirits ..."

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