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Thinner vs. Turpentine

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  • Thinner (noun)

    A liquid substance used to thin the consistency of another liquid.

    "Turpentine or mineral spirits can be used as a thinner for oil-based paints."

  • Thinner (noun)

    Something that thins.

    "Pomegranate juice and exercise are great natural blood thinners."

    "The new type of mechanical thinner allowed thinning of peach blossoms to be completed earlier."

    "A solid mane thinner is indispensable in finishing the looks of your horse."

  • Turpentine (noun)

    A volatile essential oil obtained from the wood of pine trees by steam distillation; it is a complex mixture of monoterpenes; it is used as a solvent and paint thinner.

  • Turpentine (verb)

    To drain resin from (a tree) for use in making turpentine.

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  • Thinner (noun)

    a volatile solvent used to make paint or other solutions less viscous

    "dampen a clean rag with thinners and carefully wipe any remaining dust from the timber"

  • Turpentine (noun)

    a volatile pungent oil distilled from gum turpentine or pine wood, used in mixing paints and varnishes and in liniment.

  • Turpentine (noun)

    an oleoresin secreted by certain trees, especially pines, and distilled to make rosin and oil of turpentine.

  • Turpentine (noun)

    any of a number of trees which yield turpentine or a similar resin.

  • Turpentine (verb)

    apply turpentine to

    "antique turpentining equipment"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Thinner (noun)

    One who thins, or makes thinner.

  • Turpentine (noun)

    A semifluid or fluid oleoresin, primarily the exudation of the terebinth, or turpentine, tree (Pistacia Terebinthus), a native of the Mediterranean region. It is also obtained from many coniferous trees, especially species of pine, larch, and fir.

Webster Dictionary
  • Thinner (noun)

    a diluting agent

  • Turpentine (noun)

    obtained from conifers (especially pines)

  • Turpentine (noun)

    volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally

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