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ˈtɜr pənˌtaɪntur·pen·tine

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. turpentine, gum terpentine(noun)

    obtained from conifers (especially pines)

  2. turpentine, oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine, turps(noun)

    volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally


  1. turpentine(Noun)

    a volatile essential oil obtained from the wood of pine trees by steam distillation; it is a complex mixture of monoterpenes; it is used as a solvent and paint thinner

  2. Origin: From turbentine, ultimately from τερέβινθος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Turpentine(noun)

    a semifluid or fluid oleoresin, primarily the exudation of the terebinth, or turpentine, tree (Pistacia Terebinthus), a native of the Mediterranean region. It is also obtained from many coniferous trees, especially species of pine, larch, and fir


  1. Turpentine

    Turpentine is a fluid obtained by the distillation of resin obtained from live trees, mainly pines. It is composed of terpenes, mainly the monoterpenes alpha-pinene and beta-pinene with lesser amounts of carene, camphene, dipentene, and terpinolene. It is sometimes colloquially known as turps. The word turpentine derives from the Greek word τερεβινθίνη terebinthine, the name of a species of tree, the terebinth tree. Mineral turpentine or other petroleum distillates are used to replace turpentine, but they are very different chemically.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Turpentine

    tur′pen-tīn, n. a semi-solid resinous substance secreted by various coniferous trees (the name turpentine is commonly understood to mean the product of the Scotch pine, the swamp pine of America, and the Pinus maritima of France; Venice turpentine is obtained from the larch, and Chian turpentine from the 'Turpentine-tree'—see Pistachio): the oil or spirit of turpentine.—ns. Tur′pentine-moth, a moth whose larvæ bore into the twigs of pine and fir, causing exudation of resin and destroying the twig; Tur′pentine-tree, the terebinth-tree—Pistachia terebinthus.—adj. Tur′pentin′ic.—n. Turps, oil or spirits of turpentine. [O. Fr. turbentine—L. terebinthina (resina), (the resin) of the terebinth—Gr. terebinthos.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Turpentine

    The concrete oleoresin obtained from Pinus palustris Mill. (Pinaceae) and other species of Pinus. It contains a volatile oil, to which its properties are due, and to which form it is generally used. (Dorland, 28th ed) Turpentine is used as a solvent and an experimental irritant in biomedical research. Turpentine toxicity is of medical interest.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of turpentine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of turpentine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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