Definition of rectified spirit in English:

rectified spirit


mass nounalso rectified spirits
  • A mixture of ethanol (95.6 per cent) and water produced as an azeotrope by distillation.

    • ‘From the 95% alcohol we produce the purified or rectified spirit of the Pharmacopeia.’
    • ‘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.’