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Why is distilled alcohol referred to as spirits?

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Answered 2009-07-31 05:59:39

im not 100% on this but ive heard that in midieval days people believed that when a man was drunk and disorderly or mean that evil spirits had entered him thru the drink so it could have to do with that. Alcohol brings out the spirit(The inner beliefs and morality that guide that particular individual) that is most prominent in us while reducing our inhibition(wall) that is a defensive mechanism clouding our true self.

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