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turpentine

División en sílabas: tur·pen·tine
Pronunciación: /ˈtərpənˌtīn
 
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Definición de turpentine en inglés:

sustantivo

1 (also oil of turpentine) A volatile pungent oil distilled from gum turpentine or pine wood, used in mixing paints and varnishes and in liniment.
Example sentences
  • When drilling in glass, always use oil of turpentine with a little camphor to lubricate the wire-drill.
  • To perform this experiment a little oil of turpentine was placed at the bottom of a glass tube surrounded with boiling liquid air.
  • They'll sniff, claw, sample or rub aromatic wood - such as cedar or pine - and petroleum products - such as tarpaper, paint, turpentine, kerosene and charcoal lighting fluid.
1.1 (also crude turpentine or gum turpentine) An oleoresin secreted by certain trees, especially pines, and distilled to make rosin and oil of turpentine.
Example sentences
  • Basically cleaning oiled wood requires you blend: 1 pint boiled linseed oil, 1 pint gum turpentine, and 6 oz. distilled white vinegar.
  • Using melted beeswax and gum turpentine, Green brings his paint to a buttery consistency and applies it with a squeegee.
2 (also turpentine tree) Any of a number of trees that yield turpentine or a similar resin, in particular.
Example sentences
  • Found in hot, dry places and translated under various names, the turpentine tree produces an oil resin with commercial value.
  • The area is famous for its turpentine trees, the sap of which is used in candy making, and the leaf in making tea.

verbo

[with object] Volver al principio  
Apply turpentine to.
Example sentences
  • These old sentinels have witnessed droughts, hurricanes, logging, turpentining, and development across the river.

Origen

Middle English: from Old French ter(e)bentine, from Latin ter(e)binthina (resina) '(resin) of the turpentine tree', from terebinthus (see terebinth).

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