noun[mass noun] British
A volatile colourless liquid distilled from petroleum, used as a paint thinner and solvent.
- 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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