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A mixture of terpenes prepared from oil of turpentine, formerly used as an expectorant and antiseptic.

[French térébène, from térébinthe, terebinth, from Old French terebinte; see terebinth.]


(Chemistry) a mixture of hydrocarbons prepared from oil of turpentine and sulphuric acid, used to make paints and varnishes and medicinally as an expectorant and antiseptic
[C19: from tereb(inth) + -ene]
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