Liq"uor, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Liquored (-ẽrd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Liquoring.] 1. To supply
with liquor. [R.]
2. To grease. [Obs.] Bacon.
Liquor fishermen's boots.
Liq"uor (lĭk"ẽr), 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.
2. Specifically, alcoholic or spirituous
fluid, either distilled or fermented, as brandy, wine, whisky, beer,
3. (Pharm.) A solution of a medicinal
substance in water; -- distinguished from tincture and
☞ The U. S. Pharmacopœia includes, in this class of
preparations, all aqueous solutions without sugar, in which
the substance acted on is wholly soluble in water, excluding those in
which the dissolved matter is gaseous or very volatile, as in the
aquæ or waters. U. S. Disp.
Labarraque's liquor (Old Chem.), a
solution of an alkaline hypochlorite, as sodium hypochlorite, used in
bleaching and as a disinfectant. -- Liquor of
flints, or Liquor silicum (Old
Chem.), soluble glass; -- so called because formerly made
from powdered flints. See Soluble glass, under
Glass. -- Liquor of Libavius. (Old
Chem.) See Fuming liquor of Libavius, under
Fuming. -- Liquor sanguinis
(săn"gwĭn*ĭs) (Physiol.), the blood
plasma. -- Liquor thief, a tube for taking
samples of liquor from a cask through the bung hole. --
To be in liquor, to be intoxicated.