liquor

liquor
1. Any liquid or fluid. 2. A term used for certain body fluids. 3. The pharmacopoeial term for any aqueous solution (not a decoction or infusion) of a nonvolatile substance and for aqueous solutions of gases. SEE ALSO: solution. [L.]
- l. amnii SYN: amnionic fluid.
- l. cerebrospinalis [TA] SYN: cerebrospinal fluid.
- l. cotunnii SYN: perilymph.
- l. entericus intestinal secretions.
- l. folliculi the fluid within the antrum of the ovarian follicle.
- malt l. a beverage brewed from malt, such as beer or ale.
- Morgagni l. a fluid found postmortem between the epithelium and the fibers of the lens, resulting from the liquefaction of a semifluid material existing there during life. SYN: Morgagni humor.
- mother l. the saturated solution remaining after a crystallization or precipitation.
- Scarpa l. SYN: endolymph.
- spirituous l. a strong alcoholic l. obtained by distillation, such as whiskey.
- vinous l. SYN: wine (1).

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li·quor 'lik-ər n a liquid substance: as
a) a usu. distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverage
b) a solution of a medicinal substance usu. in water compare TINCTURE
c) BATH (2b(1))

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n.
(in pharmacy) any solution, usually an aqueous solution.

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li·quor (likґər) (liґkwor) pl. liquors, liquoґres [L.] 1. a liquid, especially an aqueous solution containing a medicinal substance. 2. a general term used in anatomical nomenclature for certain fluids of the body. See also fluid, liquid, and solution.

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  • Liquor — Liq uor (l[i^]k [ e]r), n. [OE. licour, licur, OF. licur, F. liqueur, fr. L. liquor, fr. liquere to be liquid. See {Liquid}, and cf. {Liqueur}.] 1. Any liquid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, juice, or the like. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liquor — [lik′ər] n. [altered (infl. by L) < ME licour < OFr licor < L liquor, akin to liquere: see LIQUID] 1. any liquid or juice [meat liquor] 2. an alcoholic drink, esp. one made by distillation, as whiskey or rum 3. Pharmacy a solution of… …   English World dictionary

  • liquor up — {v. phr.}, {slang} To drink an excessive amount of liquor before engaging in some activity as if comparing oneself to a car that needs to be filled before a journey. * /Joe always liquors up before he takes Sue for a dance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • liquor up — {v. phr.}, {slang} To drink an excessive amount of liquor before engaging in some activity as if comparing oneself to a car that needs to be filled before a journey. * /Joe always liquors up before he takes Sue for a dance./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Liquor — Liq uor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Liquored} (l[i^]k [ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Liquoring}.] 1. To supply with liquor. [R.] [1913 Webster] 2. To grease. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] Liquor fishermen s boots. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • liquor — c.1200, likur any matter in a liquid state, from O.Fr. licor fluid, liquid; sap; oil (Mod.Fr. liqueur), from L. liquorem (nom. liquor) liquidity, fluidity, also a liquid, the sea, from liquere be fluid, liquid (see LIQUID (Cf. liquid) (adj.)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Liquor — Liquor, 1) Flüssigkeit; L. gastrĭcus, Magensaft; L. Morgagni, so v.w. Krystallfeuchtigkeit, s.u. Auge 1) A) k). L. pancreatĭcus, Bauchspeichel. L. prostatĭcus, Vorsteherdrüsensaft; bes. 2) künstlich bereitete, bes. zum pharmaceutischen Gebrauch:… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • liquor up — (or liquor someone up) informal get (or make someone) drunk …   Useful english dictionary

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