Wort, is an infusion of malt, from which different kinds of AlE and Beer are brewed.

Wort possesses considerable antiseptic properties, and has often proved an excellent diet-drink, which remarkably promoted the cure of the true Scurvy : - it may also be advantageously used as common beverage, in cancerous ulcers, and in all other cases, where a strong putrid disposition prevails in the fluids.