spirit varnish
noun Date: 1758 a varnish in which a volatile liquid (as alcohol) is the solvent

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  • spirit varnish — noun : an artificial varnish composed of a solution of natural or artificial resin, asphalt, or a cellulose ester (as pyroxylin) in a volatile solvent (as alcohol, spirits or turpentine, or amyl acetate) a common spirit varnish is a solution of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spirit varnish — alkoholinis lakas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Dervos tirpalas etanolyje. atitikmenys: angl. spirit varnish rus. спиртовый лак …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • spirit varnish — spiritinis lakas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Dervos tirpalas techniniame etanolyje. atitikmenys: angl. spirit varnish rus. спиртовый лак …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • spirit varnish. — See under varnish (def. 1). [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • spirit varnish — /ˈspɪrət ˌvanɪʃ/ (say spiruht .vahnish) noun a varnish consisting of a solution of resin, or resins, in industrial methylated spirits …   Australian English dictionary

  • spirit varnish. — See under varnish (def. 1). [1840 50] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Varnish — is a transparent, hard, protective finish or film primarily used in wood finishing but also for other materials. Varnish is traditionally a combination of a drying oil, a resin, and a thinner or solvent. Varnish finishes are usually glossy but… …   Wikipedia

  • varnish — [vär′nish] n. [ME vernisch < OFr verniz < ML veronix, veronice, a resin < Gr Berenikē (now Benghazi), ancient city in Cyrenaica] 1. a) a preparation made of resinous substances dissolved in oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol, turpentine,… …   English World dictionary

  • varnish — varnisher, n. varnishy, adj. /vahr nish/, n. 1. a preparation consisting of resinous matter, as copal or lac, dissolved in an oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol (spirit varnish) or other volatile liquid. When applied to the surface of wood, metal,… …   Universalium

  • varnish — /ˈvanɪʃ / (say vahnish) noun 1. a preparation which consists of resinous matter (as copal, lac, etc.) dissolved in an oil (oil varnish) or in alcohol (spirit varnish) or other volatile liquid, and which, when applied to the surface of wood, metal …   Australian English dictionary

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