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absinthe

Pronunciation: ab′sinth

Definition: A liquor consisting of 60–75% ethanol flavored with absinthium, anise, fennel, and other herbs, long banned in the U.S. and some other countries because of its toxic effects and addictiveness. The active principle is thujone (q.v.).

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