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

thinner

[ˈθɪnəʳ] Ndisolvente m
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thinner

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thinner

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

n. solvente, diluyente.
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References in classic literature ?
Mainwaring, who, for your comfort, has fretted herself thinner and uglier than ever, is still here, and they have been all closeted together.
TIMMY TIPTOES sat out, enjoying the breeze; he whisked his tail and chuckled --"Little wife Goody, the nuts are ripe; we must lay up a store for winter and spring." Goody Tiptoes was busy pushing moss under the thatch--"The nest is so snug, we shall be sound asleep all winter." "Then we shall wake up all the thinner, when there is nothing to eat in spring-time," replied prudent Timothy.
He was even thinner than three years before, when Konstantin Levin had seen him last.
I had not seen her for some time, and I noticed changes in her; it was not only that she was older, thinner, and more lined; I think her character had altered.
As the columns of hail grew thinner, I saw the white figure more distinctly.
Gradually she sickened, grew thinner and thinner, and became taken with a painful cough.
She grows thinner and thinner," said Joe, dolefully, while he eyed her.
A rush of frost, turned to vapor by the heat of the room, swirled about him to his knees and poured on across the floor, growing thinner and thinner, and perishing a dozen feet from the stove.
"I sing so well," said he, "that sixteen native grasshoppers who have chirped from infancy, and yet got no house built of cards to live in, grew thinner than they were before for sheer vexation when they heard me."
She was thinner than I had ever seen her, and looked as Mrs.
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.
Presently the trees grew thinner, and the shrubby undergrowth more abundant.