spirits of turpentine
Date: circa 1792 turpentine 2a

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

  • spirits of turpentine — noun oil of turpentine …   Australian English dictionary

  • spirits of turpentine — turpentine oil …   Medical dictionary

  • spirits of turpentine — spir′its (or spir′it) of tur′pentine n. chem. turpentine 2) …   From formal English to slang

  • 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

  • Spirit 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

  • spirit of turpentine — noun volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally • Syn: ↑turpentine, ↑oil of turpentine, ↑turps • Hypernyms: ↑essential oil, ↑volatile oil • Substance Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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