oil of turpentine

oil of tur·pen·tine
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [oil uhv, ov tur-puh n-tahyn]
    • /ɔɪl ʌv, ɒv ˈtɜr pənˌtaɪn/
    • /ɔɪl əv ˈtɜː.pən.taɪn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oil uhv, ov tur-puh n-tahyn]
    • /ɔɪl ʌv, ɒv ˈtɜr pənˌtaɪn/

Definitions of oil of turpentine words

  • noun oil of turpentine a colorless, flammable, volatile essential oil having a penetrating odor and a pungent, bitter taste, obtained from turpentine oleoresin by distillation: used in paints and varnishes, and in medicine as a carminative, vermifuge, expectorant, rubefacient, and, formerly, as a diuretic. 1
  • noun oil of turpentine turpentine (sense 3) 0

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Origin of oil of turpentine

First appearance:

before 1590
One of the 37% oldest English words
First recorded in 1590-1600

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oil of turpentine popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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