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1. turpentine

noun. ['ˈtɝːpənˌtaɪn'] volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally.

Synonyms

  • oil of turpentine
  • spirit of turpentine
  • volatile oil
  • essential oil
  • turps

Etymology

  • turbentine (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Turpentine

  • serpentine

How do you pronounce turpentine?

Pronounce turpentine as ˈtərpənˌtaɪn.

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Sentences with turpentine


1. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the cloth to sit until the turpentine has dried.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Enamel creates a harder coat of paint but requires paint thinner and/or turpentine for cleanup.

2. turpentine

noun. ['ˈtɝːpənˌtaɪn'] obtained from conifers (especially pines).

Synonyms

  • gum terpentine
  • oil of turpentine
  • spirit of turpentine
  • oleoresin
  • turps

Etymology

  • turbentine (Middle English (1100-1500))
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