rosin spirit


plural rosin spirits
: a volatile liquid that is obtained as the first fraction in the destructive distillation of rosin, that has a sharp odor before refining, and that is used chiefly as a thinner for varnish and wood stains and as an adulterant of turpentine

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“Rosin spirit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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