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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees.

Usage examples (36)
  • One reason, she spent weeks living in turpentine camps.
  • We are dipped in turpentine, the film is wiped from our eyeballs, we really see what we are looking at (why do we rarely see?).
  • ... on the easel, a rectangular canvas receives an inspired stroke ... in the air the smell of turpentine is thick enough to taste.
  • -- A myrtaceous plant from Australia, called the turpentine tree, owing to its furnishing a fluid resembling that product. for more
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