Pronunciation: (tûr'pun-tīn"), [key]
—n., v., -tined, -tin•ing.
1. any of various oleoresins derived from coniferous trees, esp. the longleaf pine, Pinus palustris, and yielding a volatile oil and a resin when distilled.
2. Also called Chian turpentine. an oleoresin exuded by the terebinth, Pistacia terebinthus.
3. See oil of turpentine.
1. to treat with turpentine; apply turpentine to.
2. to gather or take crude turpentine from (trees).
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