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mineral spirits

noun
1.
a volatile distillation product of petroleum, used as a thinner for paints and varnishes.
Compare naphtha (def 1).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
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Examples from the web for mineral spirits
  • Both ingredients are flammable and toxic, although mineral spirits are of a lower toxicity.
Contemporary definitions for mineral spirits
noun

a refined distillate of petroleum used as a paint thinner; also called white spirits

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