oil of turpentine


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oil of turpentine

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oil of turpentine

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for turpentine3
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tur•pen•tine

(ˈtɜr pənˌtaɪn)

n., v. -tined, -tin•ing. n.
1. any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees and yielding a volatile oil and a resin when distilled.
2. Also called oil of turpentine, spirits of turpentine.a distilled form of this oleoresin, having a penetrating odor and a pungent, bitter taste, used as a paint thinner and solvent and in medicine.
3. an oleoresin exuded by the terebinth; Chian turpentine.
v.t.
4. to treat with turpentine; apply turpentine to.
5. to gather or take crude turpentine from (trees).
[1275–1325; late Middle English, alter. of Middle English ter(e)bentyn(e) < Medieval Latin ter(e)bentīna, for Latin terebinthīna, n. use of feminine of terebinthīnus, adj. derivative of terebinth(us) terebinth]
tur`pen•tin′ic (-ˈtɪn ɪk) tur′pen•tin`ous (-ˌtɪn əs, -ˌtaɪ nəs) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oil of turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresinoil of turpentine - volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
essential oil, volatile oil - an oil having the odor or flavor of the plant from which it comes; used in perfume and flavorings
gum terpentine, turpentine - obtained from conifers (especially pines)
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References in classic literature ?
"Send for some oil of turpentine and tartar emetic."
In case of multiple larvae and in advanced stages of development and tissue destruction, local application of several substances such as oil of turpentine, larvicidal drug like Negasunt[R], [16] mineral oil, ether, chloroform, ethyl chloride, mercuric chloride, creosote, saline, phenol, calomel, olive oil, iodoform, can be used to ensure complete removal of all larvae.