thinner

noun
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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Methanol is a type of alcohol that's often used as an ingredient in antifreeze, paint thinner, shellac, and windshield wiper fluid, according to MedlinePlus. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "Could Bootleg Alcohol Explain The Dominican Republic Deaths?," 18 June 2019 So the extermination industry uses anticoagulants, or blood thinners, which don’t affect rats for hours and don’t kill them for several days. Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic, "How rats became an inescapable part of city living," 17 June 2019 Methanol is a type of alcohol that's often used as an ingredient in antifreeze, paint thinner, shellac, and windshield wiper fluid, according to MedlinePlus. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "Could Bootleg Alcohol Explain The Dominican Republic Deaths?," 18 June 2019 Methanol is a type of alcohol that's often used as an ingredient in antifreeze, paint thinner, shellac, and windshield wiper fluid, according to MedlinePlus. Cory Stieg, refinery29.com, "Could Bootleg Alcohol Explain The Dominican Republic Deaths?," 15 June 2019 Once the pulmonary embolism is diagnosed, treatment with intravenous heparin, or injections of low-molecular weight heparin, both blood thinners, is started to treat the clot. Sandy Bauers, Philly.com, "5 Questions: Lessons from the early death of Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein," 6 Apr. 2018 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

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1832, in the meaning defined above

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thinner

noun

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

thinner

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

Kids Definition of thinner

: a liquid used to thin paint

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