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- adj. Characteristic of turpentine
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Impregnating with the qualities of turpentine; terbinthine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To impregnate with turpentine.
- Terebinthine; impregnated with the qualities of turpentine.
- n. In medicine, a preparation of the turpentine of firs.
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The wild Saint John's Wort (_Hypericum peiforatum_) is a frequent plant in our woods and hedgebanks, having leaves studded with minute translucent vesicles, which seem to perforate their structure, and which contain a terebinthinate oil of fragrant medicinal virtues.
The terebinthinate odor of the tree, some electrical influence of its long, spearlike leaves, a certain modification of "ozone" (an allotropic condition of oxygen, see Faraday's examinations), are severally esteemed to modify the atmosphere and diminish the effects of malaria.
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
Fixed oils, alcohol, and purified oil of turpentine are sometimes found, the last causing a terebinthinate odour if evaporated from heated paper.
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