spirit varnish

noun

Definition of spirit varnish

: a varnish in which a volatile liquid (such as alcohol) is the solvent

First Known Use of spirit varnish

1738, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spirit varnish was in 1738

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“Spirit varnish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spirit%20varnish. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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