oil of turpentine definition

  • noun:
    • See turpentine.
    • turpentine
    • a colorless oily hydrocarbon, C10H16, of a pleasant fragrant odor, obtained by the distillation of crude turpentine. Its used in making varnishes, in medication, etc. It will be the types of the terpenes and is pertaining to cymene. Called in addition terebenthene, terpene, etc.
    • volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally

Related Sources

  • Definition for "oil of turpentine"
  • Hypernym for "oil of turpentine"
65 votes

How would you define oil of turpentine?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!