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spirit

 [spir´it]
1. a volatile or distilled liquid.
2. an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of a volatile material.
aromatic ammonia spirit (aromatic spirit of ammonia) a mixture of ammonia, ammonium carbonate, and other agents for use as an inhalant to revive a person who has fainted.

spir·it

(spir'it),
1. An alcoholic liquor stronger than wine (that is, 15%) obtained by distillation.
2. Any distilled liquid.
3. An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of volatile substances. Some spirits are used as flavoring agents; others have medicinal value.
Synonym(s): spiritus
[L. spiritus, a breathing, life soul, fr. spiro, to breathe]

spirit

Paranormal
A non-material entity said to exist in the so-called “spirit world”.

Pharmacology
A solution containing a volatile substance, usually alcohol.
 
Psychology
The life force or central energy within an organism, manifested in humans as the self-expression of the individual.

spirit

Pharmacology A solution containing a volatile substance, usually alcohol Psychology Per Alexander Lowen '…the life force within an organism manifested in the self-expression of the individual.'

spir·it

(spir'it)
1. An alcoholic liquor stronger than table wine (i.e., 15%), obtained by distillation.
2. Any distilled liquid.
3. An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of volatile substances; some spirits are used as flavoring agents; others have medicinal value.
[L. spiritus, a breathing, life soul, fr. spiro, to breathe]

spir·it

(spir'it)
1. An alcoholic liquor stronger than wine (i.e., 15%) obtained by distillation.
2. Any distilled liquid.
3. An alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of volatile substances.
[L. spiritus, a breathing, life soul, fr. spiro, to breathe]

Patient discussion about spirit

Q. how do you lift your spirit during those tough days of economic depression?

A. just find an activity that will take your mind off things.(i.e.)fishing,games,puzzles,camping,etc.

Q. Where should i go when i feel down and lonely? is there like an independence way to lift my spirit?

A. I spend a lot of time in "my room". It has a window to look out and a comfortable chair to sit and think in. I can shut the door to get real quiet. I can read and study things. Reading gets my mind off of down feelings. There is also a time for going out walking. It frees my mind. When I come back I seem to have a new perspective on things. Sometimes I go and sit out in the woods for awhile where I live. I like listening to the birds and nature sounds. Its nice to see clouds going by in the sky or the stars at night. If something's really bothering you, call on someone you can trust and talk it out. Just find that activity that suits you best and get busy at it.

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References in classic literature ?
It was a much greater surprise to Scrooge to recognise it as his own nephew's and to find himself in a bright, dry, gleaming room, with the Spirit standing smiling by his side, and looking at that same nephew with approving affability.
But the whole scene passed off in the breath of the last word spoken by his nephew; and he and the Spirit were again upon their travels.
The Spirit stood beside sick beds, and they were cheerful; on foreign lands, and they were close at home; by struggling men, and they were patient in their greater hope; by poverty, and it was rich.
Scrooge had observed this change, but never spoke of it, until they left a children's Twelfth Night party, when, looking at the Spirit as they stood together in an open place, he noticed that its hair was grey.
`Forgive me if I am not justified in what I ask,' said Scrooge, looking intently at the Spirit's robe,' but I see something strange, and not belonging to yourself, protruding from your skirts.
`It might be a claw, for the flesh there is upon it,' was the Spirit's sorrowful reply.
`They are Man's,' said the Spirit, looking down upon them.
`Are there no prisons.' said the Spirit, turning on him for the last time with his own words.
`Not coming.' said Bob, with a sudden declension in his high spirits; for he had been Tim's blood horse all the way from church, and had come home rampant.
The old King, surrounded by the happy Fairies, sat in Violet's lovely home, and watched his icy castle melt away beneath the bright sunlight; while his Spirits, cold and gloomy no longer, danced with the Elves, and waited on their King with loving eagerness.
The whole is a vast epic allegory, aiming, in the first place, to portray the virtues which make up the character of a perfect knight; an ideal embodiment, seen through Renaissance conceptions, of the best in the chivalrous system which in Spenser's time had passed away, but to which some choice spirits still looked back with regretful admiration.
(about 1575 to about 1619), son of a counsellor of Queen Elizabeth, a lawyer; and Thomas Dekker (about 1570 to about 1640), a ne'er-do-weel dramatist and hack-writer of irrepressible and delightful good spirits.