rosin spirit

noun
plural rosin spirits

Definition of rosin spirit

: 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rosin%20spirit. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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