Definition of megilp in English:

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megilp

Pronunciation: /məˈɡilp/

noun

A mixture of mastic resin and linseed oil added to oil paints, widely used in the 19th century.
Example sentences
  • Further tests will be undertaken at a later date to determine a method to reduce the megilp over these black lines.
  • It is reported for paintings that the areas in which megilp was used, suffered softness, darkening and a cloudy appearance.
  • The removal of the thick, oxidized varnish was complicated by Turner's use of megilp, which renders the paint surface especially vulnerable to solvents.

Origin

Mid 18th century: of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: me·gilp

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