spirits of turpentine

spirits of turpentine
spir′its
(or spir′it) of tur′pentine n.
chem.
turpentine 2)

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  • spirits of turpentine — n. TURPENTINE (sense 3): also spirit of turpentine …   English World dictionary

  • Spirits of turpentine — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spirits of turpentine — or spirit of turpentine : turpentine 2a * * * Chem. See oil of turpentine. Also, spirit of turpentine. [1785 95] * * * spirits of turpentine or spirit of turpentine, = oil o …   Useful english dictionary

  • spirits of turpentine — turpentine oil …   Medical dictionary

  • spirits of turpentine — Chem. See oil of turpentine. Also, spirit of turpentine. [1785 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • spirits of turpentine — Date: circa 1792 turpentine 2a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spirits of turpentine — noun oil of turpentine …  

  • turpentine — [tʉr′pən tīn΄] n. [ME turpentyne < OFr terbentine < L terebinthinus, of the turpentine tree < terebinthus: see TEREBINTH] 1. the brownish yellow, sticky, semifluid oleoresin exuding from the terebinth 2. any of the various sticky, viscid …   English World dictionary

  • Spirits of wine — Spirit Spir it, n. [OF. espirit, esperit, F. esprit, L. spiritus, from spirare to breathe, to blow. Cf. {Conspire}, {Expire}, {Esprit}, {Sprite}.] 1. Air set in motion by breathing; breath; hence, sometimes, life itself. [Obs.] All of spirit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turpentine — turpentinic /terr peuhn tin ik/, turpentinous /terr peuhn tin euhs, tuy neuhs/, turpentiny /terr peuhn tuy nee/, adj. /terr peuhn tuyn /, n., v., turpentined, turpentining. n. 1. any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees, esp. the… …   Universalium

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