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1turpentine

noun tur·pen·tine \ˈtər-pən-ˌtīn, ˈtər-pəm-\

: a type of oil with a strong smell that is used to make paint thinner and to clean paint brushes

Full Definition of TURPENTINE

1
a :  a yellow to brown semifluid oleoresin obtained as an exudate from the terebinth
b :  an oleoresin obtained from various conifers (as some pines and firs)
2
a :  an essential oil obtained from turpentines by distillation and used especially as a solvent and thinner —called also gum turpentine
b :  a similar oil obtained by distillation or carbonization of pinewood —called also wood turpentine

Origin of TURPENTINE

Middle English terbentyne, turpentyne, from Anglo-French & Medieval Latin; Anglo-French terebentine, from Medieval Latin terbentina, from Latin terebinthina, feminine of terebinthinus of terebinth, from terebinthus terebinth, from Greek terebinthos
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Paints and Dyes Terms

bloom, craze, medium, size, vehicle

2turpentine

transitive verb
turpentinedturpentin·ing

Definition of TURPENTINE

1
:  to apply turpentine to
2
:  to extract turpentine from; especially :  to tap (pine trees) in order to obtain turpentine

First Known Use of TURPENTINE

1759

Other Paints and Dyes Terms

bloom, craze, medium, size, vehicle

turpentine

noun tur·pen·tine \ˈtər-pən-ˌtīn, ˈtərp-əm-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TURPENTINE

1
a :  a yellow to brown semifluid oleoresin obtained as an exudate from the terebinth (Pistacia terebinthus) of the sumac family b :  an oleoresin obtained from various conifers (as some pines and firs)
2
a :  an essential oil obtained from turpentines by distillation and used especially as a solvent and thinner—called also oil of turpentine b :  a similar oil obtained by distillation or carbonization of pinewood—called also wood turpentine

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