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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 ?
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.
Scrooge entered timidly, and hung his head before this Spirit. He was not the dogged Scrooge he had been; and though the Spirit's eyes were clear and kind, he did not like to meet them.
`I am the Ghost of Christmas Present,' said the Spirit.
`You have never seen the like of me before.' exclaimed the Spirit.
Thus he speaks of one spirit overtaking another at death as one bullet shot out of a gun may overtake another which has lesser velocity but was earlier discharged.
In spirit Donne belongs much less to Elizabethan poetry than to the following period, in which nearly half his life fell.
Aye, for the game of creating, my brethren, there is needed a holy Yea unto life: ITS OWN will, willeth now the spirit; HIS OWN world winneth the world's outcast.
Three metamorphoses of the spirit have I designated to you: how the spirit became a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child.--