thinner


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thin·ner

 (thĭn′ər)
n.
A liquid, such as turpentine, mixed with paint or varnish to reduce its viscosity and make it easier to apply.

thinner

(ˈθɪnə)
n
(Chemistry) (often plural, functioning as singular) a solvent, such as turpentine, added to paint or varnish to dilute it, reduce its opacity or viscosity, or increase its penetration into the ground

thin•ner1

(ˈθɪn ər)

n.
a volatile liquid, as turpentine, used to dilute paint, varnish, etc., to a desired consistency.
[1900–05]

thin•ner2

(ˈθɪn ər)

adj.
comparative of thin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thinner - a diluting agentthinner - a diluting agent      
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
Translations

thinner

[ˈθɪnəʳ] Ndisolvente m

thinner

thinner

[ˈθɪnəʳ]
1. comp of thin 1
2. nsolvente m

thinner

n. solvente, diluyente.
References in classic literature ?
It was no paler and but littler thinner than in the autumn, yet there was a strange, transparent look about it, as if the mortal was being slowly refined away, and the immortal shining through the frail flesh with an indescribably pathetic beauty.
A sky-blue coat, with short and broad skirts and low cape, exposed a long, thin neck, and longer and thinner legs, to the worst animadversions of the evil-disposed.
In the morning, very shortly after breakfast, it was Clifford's custom to fall asleep in his chair; nor, unless accidentally disturbed, would he emerge from a dense cloud of slumber or the thinner mists that flitted to and fro, until well towards noonday.
The bright morning sun, therefore, shone on broad shoulders and well-developed busts, and on round and ruddy cheeks, that had ripened in the far-off island, and had hardly yet grown paler or thinner in the atmosphere of New England.
That same infinitely thin, isinglass substance, which, I admit, invests the entire body of the whale, is not so much to be regarded as the skin of the creature, as the skin of the skin, so to speak; for it were simply ridiculous to say, that the proper skin of the tremendous whale is thinner and more tender than the skin of a new-born child.
So amid deafening uproar it clattered to and fro, growing thinner and flatter and longer.
Yes, there she is, paler and thinner than in her Kentucky home, with a world of quiet sorrow lying under the shadow of her long eyelashes, and marking the outline of her gentle mouth
It was a noble turnout, and would have made a fine display if we had had thinner weather.
His hair was a little longer, his hands a little whiter, his shoes a little thinner, his manner a trifle more polished, than that of his soberer mates; indeed the only department of life in which he failed to shine was the making of sufficient money to live upon.
If we were obliged to go out such an evening as this, by any call of duty or business, what a hardship we should deem it;and here are we, probably with rather thinner clothing than usual, setting forward voluntarily, without excuse, in defiance of the voice of nature, which tells man, in every thing given to his view or his feelings, to stay at home himself, and keep all under shelter that he can; here are we setting forward to spend five dull hours in another man's house, with nothing to say or to hear that was not said and heard yesterday, and may not be said and heard again tomorrow.
But you have been worse,' persisted his cousin; 'worse than when I saw you last; you are thinner, and - '
She had become thinner since the autumn -her head drooped a little; she walked wearily.