(Spir"it*u*al*ness), n. The quality or state of being spiritual or spiritual-minded; spirituality.
(Spir"it*u*al*ty) n. [See Spirituality.] (Eccl.) An ecclesiastical body; a spirituality. Shak.
(||Spi`ri`tu`elle") a. [F.] Of the nature, or having the appearance, of a spirit; pure; refined; ethereal.
(Spir`it*u*os"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being spirituous; spirituousness. [R.]
(Spir"it*u*ous) a. [Cf. (for sense 2) F. spiritueux. Cf. Spiritous.]
1. Having the quality of spirit; tenuous in substance, and having active powers or properties; ethereal; immaterial; spiritual; pure.
2. Containing, or of the nature of, alcoholic (esp. distilled) spirit; consisting of refined spirit; alcoholic; ardent; as,
3. Lively; gay; vivid; airy. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton.
The mind of man is of that spirituous, stirring nature, that it is perpetually at work.South.
(Spir"it*u*ous*ness), n. The quality or state of being spirituous. [R.] Boyle.
(Spirk"et*ing) n. (Naut.) The planking from the waterways up to the port sills. Totten.
(Spirl"ing) n. Sparling. [Prov. Eng.]
(||Spi`ro*bac*te"ri*a) n. pl.; sing. Spirobacterium [NL. See 4th Spire, and Bacterium.]
(Biol.) See the Note under Microbacteria.
(||Spi`ro*chæ"te) n. [L. spira a coil + Gr. hair.] (Biol.) A genus of
Spirobacteria similar to Spirillum, but distinguished by its motility. One species, the Spirochæte Obermeyeri,
is supposed to be the cause of relapsing fever.
(Spi"ro*graph) n. [L. spirare to breathe + -graph.] (Physiol.) An instrument for recording
the respiratory movements, as the sphygmograph does those of the pulse.
(Spi*rom"e*ter) n. [L. spirare to breathe + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the vital
capacity of the lungs, or the volume of air which can be expelled from the chest after the deepest possible
inspiration. Cf. Pneumatometer.
(Spi*rom"e*try) n. The act or process of measuring the chest capacity by means of a spirometer.
(Spi"ro*scope) n. [L. spirare to breathe + -scope.] (Physiol.) A wet meter used to determine
the breathing capacity of the lungs.
(Spi*royl"ic Spi*royl"ous) a. [NL. Spir meadowsweet (a source of salicylal) + -yl + -ic, -ous.]
(Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, a substance now called salicylal. [Obs.]
(Spirt) v. & n. Same as Spurt.
(Spir"tle) v. t. To spirt in a scattering manner.
(||Spir"u*la) n. [NL., dim. of L. spira a coil.] (Zoöl.) A genus of cephalopods having a multilocular,
internal, siphunculated shell in the form of a flat spiral, the coils of which are not in contact.
(Spir"u*late) n. (Zoöl.) Having the color spots, or structural parts, arranged spirally.