verb (used with object), tur·pen·tined, tur·pen·tin·ing.
- turpentine tree,
- turpin, dick,
Origin of turpentine
Examples from the Web for turpentine
What remains of turpentine after the oil has been distilled.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
Apply it warm with a turpentine brush—two or three coats, to cover the cracks or pores left by the brush.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
If washing does not remove them, use chloric ether, or new spirits of turpentine.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
It is therefore isomeric with the hydrocarbon of caoutchouc and with that of oil of turpentine.
I wuz a man grown pulling boxes, (turpentine boxes) when the shake wuz.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
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.