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pine tar

a very viscid, blackish-brown liquid having an odor resembling that of turpentine, obtained by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in paints, roofing, soaps, and, medicinally, for skin infections.
Origin of pine tar
1875-80 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for pine-tar

pine tar

a brown or black semisolid or viscous substance, produced by the destructive distillation of pine wood, used in roofing compositions, paints, medicines, etc
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pine-tar in Medicine

pine tar n.
A viscous or semisolid brown-to-black substance produced by distillation of pine wood and used as an expectorant and antiseptic.

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