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turpentine oil

Pronunciation: tur'pen-tin oyl

Definition: A volatile oil, distilled from turpentine, which has been used as a diuretic, carminative, vermifuge, expectorant, rubefacient, and counterirritant.

Synonym(s): oleum terebinthinae, turpentine spirit

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