Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: turpentine
IPA transcription: [t'ɝpənt,aɪn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: turpentine, oil_of_turpentine, spirit_of_turpentine, turps
    Meaning: volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally
  • Synonyms: turpentine, gum_terpentine
    Meaning: obtained from conifers (especially pines)
Usage examples
  • These "eliminators" consisted of two men with cans of turpentine and gasoline and an equipment of scrubbing brushes.
  • Quick, Aunt Chloe! a cloth dipped in spirits of turpentine, to lay over the stomach and bowels, and another to put between her shoulders.
  • The pan is filled with burning pine-knots, which, being saturated with turpentine, shed a brilliant and constant light all around; shining into the eyes of any deer that may come in that direction, and making them look like two balls of fire.