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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

/spir·it/ (spir´it)
1. any volatile or distilled liquid.
2. an alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of a volatile material.

aromatic ammonia spirit  an ammonia-containing preparation used as a respiratory stimulant in syncope, weakness, or threatened faint.
camphor spirit  a solution of camphor and alcohol, used topically as a local counterirritant.

spirit

[spir′it]
Etymology: L, spiritus, breath
1 any volatile liquid, particularly one that has been distilled.
2 a volatile substance dissolved in alcohol. See also volatile.

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]

spirit

industrial methylated spirits (IMS)/70% ethyl alcohol

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]

spirit

1. a volatile or distilled liquid.
2. a solution of a volatile material in alcohol.

ammonia s's, aromatic s's of ammonia
a mixture of ammonia, ammonium carbonate, and other agents for use as a stimulant or alterative for a languishing horse.
rectified spirit
alcohol.

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 ?
Make it sweet and swift and strong, Spirit, answer now my song!
It grieved her to see the earnestness with which he often watched Marianne, and his spirits were certainly worse than when at Barton.
Are you the Spirit, sir, whose coming was foretold to me.
But even then the boy had a great spirit, and he answered, "Time to die, sister, when Death chooses us.
Space may produce new Worlds; whereof so rife There went a fame in Heav'n that he ere long Intended to create, and therein plant A generation, whom his choice regard Should favour equal to the Sons of Heaven: Thither, if but to prie, shall be perhaps Our first eruption, thither or elsewhere: For this Infernal Pit shall never hold Caelestial Spirits in Bondage, nor th' Abysse Long under darkness cover.
Then came the Frost-Spirits, and beneath their cold wings the flowers died, while the Spirits bore Violet to a low, dark cell, saying as they left her, that their King was angry that she had dared to stay when he had bid her go.
IF the meekness and long-suffering of the Pierced-noses grieved the spirit of Captain Bonneville, there was another individual in the camp to whom they were still more annoying.
Some commanders of ships take their Departure from the home coast sadly, in a spirit of grief and discontent.
Nature's ideal butterfly was here realized in all its perfection; not in the pattern of such faded insects as flit among earthly flowers, but of those which hover across the meads of paradise for child-angels and the spirits of departed infants to disport themselves with.
She mixed up Swedenborg's teachings on angels and departed spirits, on love to one's neighbor and purity of life, with wild fancies, and kindred beliefs of her own; and preached the visionary religious doctrines thus derived, not only in the bailiff's household, but also on proselytizing expeditions to the households of her humble neighbors, far and near.
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.
Then he would give them Chloe, and if he were in pretty good spirits, Phyllis also--Strephon he had hardly been up to since he went into retirement--and then would Mrs Plornish declare she did believe there never was such a singer as Father, and wipe her eyes.