verb (used with object), tur·pen·tined, tur·pen·tin·ing.
Origin of turpentine
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Historical Examples of turpentine
She looks into my kennels, and it is as if turpentine had been rubbed on the hounds' snouts.In the Valley
Melt them well together over a slow fire; add a spoonful of turpentine, and lamp-black sufficient to give it a good black colour.
A little spirit of turpentine, or linseed oil, mixed with lime water, if kept constantly to the part will remove the pain.
Pete: Here I am, bound to blaze, as the spirits of turpentine said, when he was all a fire.
Judge: We don't want to know what the oyster said or the turpentine either.
Word Origin for turpentine
early 14c., terbentyn, from Old French terebinte, from Latin terebintha resina "resin of the terebinth tree," from Greek rhetine terebinthe, from fem. of terebinthos, earlier terminthos "terebinth tree," probably from a non-Indo-European language. By 16c. applied generally to resins from fir trees.