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nounmass nounalso rectified spirits
A mixture of ethanol (95.6 per cent) and water produced as an azeotrope by distillation.
- ‘Mineralized methylated spirit is rectified spirit that has been made unfit for drinking by the addition of methanol and a blue dye, and it is this form that is often used as a fuel.’
- ‘From the 95% alcohol we produce the purified or rectified spirit of the Pharmacopeia.’
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