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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A liquid, such as turpentine, mixed with paint or varnish to reduce its viscosity and make it easier to apply.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. comparative form of thin: more thin
  • n. A liquid substance used to thin the consistency of another liquid.
  • n. Something that thins.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who thins, or makes thinner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Specifically, a liquid used in thinning down a paste paint. Liquids so used are linseed-oil, Japan drier, and turpentine.
  • n. One who or that which thins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a diluting agent

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