thinner

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noun thin·ner \ˈthi-nər\

Definition of thinner

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

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First Known Use of thinner

1832



THINNER Defined for English Language Learners

thinner

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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

thinner

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noun thin·ner \ˈthi-nər\

Definition of thinner for Students

  1. :  a liquid used to thin paint



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