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white spirit

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Definition of white spirit in English:

noun

[mass noun] British
A volatile colourless liquid distilled from petroleum, used as a paint thinner and solvent.
Example sentences
  • Be vigilant not only with medicines but also with common household products, such as bleach, polishes, paint thinners, white spirit, oven cleaners and paint.
  • The privately-owned firm manufactures and packages an array of products including white spirit, methylated spirit, turpentine and creosote.
  • After the blaze millions of litres of contaminated water, including white spirit, turpentine, creosote and asbestos, poured into the drain.

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