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

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