thin·​ner | \ ˈthi-nər How to pronounce thinner (audio) \

Definition of thinner

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

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And many municipalities won't take this type of paint or its companion thinners as waste. Mike Allen, Popular Mechanics, "How to Dispose of Hazardous Waste Without Damaging the Environment," 9 Oct. 2018 That might include medication (such as blood thinners, anti-seizure medications, or calcium channel blockers that can reduce some of the symptoms of Moyamoya). Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "'Greatest Showman' Star Keala Settle Reveals She Was Diagnosed With Moyamoya Disease," 28 Nov. 2018 The next morning, her husband—then a 59-year-old manager at a Panda Express restaurant—was gone, but his car, wallet, glasses, passport and blood thinners were at home. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, "How America’s 88,000 Missing People Become Legally Dead," 17 Aug. 2018 Wang also called on a medical expert to argue that Clark may have died from a hypertensive bleed in her brain, which would have been brought on by her elevated blood pressure and blood thinners. Evan Sernoffsky,, "Jury weighs fate of SF man accused of beating ex-girlfriend to death," 18 June 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce thinner (audio) \

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: a liquid used to thin paint

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