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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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