AskDefine | Define turps

Dictionary Definition

turps n : volatile liquid distilled from turpentine oleoresin; used as paint thinner and solvent and medicinally [syn: turpentine, oil of turpentine, spirit of turpentine]

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English

Etymology

Shortened from turpentine

Pronunciation

Noun

turps (uncountable)

Extensive Definition

Turps may refer to several things, primarily paint solvents:
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