Definition of thinner
: one that thins; specifically : a volatile liquid (such as turpentine) used especially to thin paint
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As the patient population is getting older, there’s a high incidence of diabetes, higher propensity of infections, people on beta blockers or blood thinners…
In a white dog or unaged whiskey, these have aromas that include overripe fruit and paint thinner and vinegar.
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First Known Use of thinner
THINNER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thinner for English Language Learners
: a liquid (such as turpentine) that is added to paint to make it thinner and able to flow more easily
THINNER Defined for Kids
Definition of thinner for Students
: a liquid used to thin paint
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