white spirits


white spirits
/waɪt ˈspɪrəts/ (say wuyt 'spiruhts)

plural noun
a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons in the boiling range 150°–200°C, used as a solvent for paints and varnishes as a substitute for turpentine.
Also, white spirit.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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