thin·ner | \ˈthi-nər \

Definition of thinner 

: one that thins specifically : a volatile liquid (such as turpentine) used especially to thin paint

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Wochit From Vitamin D and human embryonic stem cells to blood thinners and new treatment avenues for patients with Alzheimer's Disease, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been home to numerous scientific advances since its founding in 1849. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW scientific advances include vitamins, growing human embryonic stem cells in lab," 12 July 2018 There are four new blood thinners, called direct oral anticoagulants, that have been studied over the past 10 years and are available for use worldwide. Sandy Bauers,, "5 Questions: Lessons from the early death of Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein," 6 Apr. 2018 After Snipes was rehospitalized, her blood thinner was discontinued, her hip was reset, and she was discharged to a different nursing home, according to the family's lawsuit. Jordan Rau,, "Medicare takes aim at boomerang hospitalizations of nursing home patients," 22 June 2018 Blood thinners 1941: Karl Paul Link, a professor in UW’s Department of Agriculture, develops the anticoagulant warfarin, used as a rat poison. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW scientific advances include vitamins, growing human embryonic stem cells in lab," 12 July 2018 Doctors are currently administering blood thinners to manage the latter condition. Jordan Runtagh,, "Travis Barker Readmitted to Hospital Amid Health Woes as Blink-182 Reschedules Residency," 20 June 2018 Clark, who had a heart condition and was on blood thinners, was conscious and walking around when paramedics arrived that morning. Evan Sernoffsky,, "Jury weighs fate of SF man accused of beating ex-girlfriend to death," 18 June 2018 Also, those with biologic valves need not take blood thinners. — Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, "Heart valve treatment has come a long way since surgeons used only their hands," 10 June 2018 Officers found road flares protruding from Segin’s backpack, which also contained a can of paint thinner and a blue lighter stick, the District Attorney’s Office said. Michael Boren,, "Felony charges dropped against transgender woman accused of trying to burn flag at Philly Pride," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of thinner

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of thinner

: a liquid (such as turpentine) that is added to paint to make it thinner and able to flow more easily


thin·ner | \ˈthi-nər \

Kids Definition of thinner

: a liquid used to thin paint

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