Definition of "thinner" []

  • A liquid, such as turpentine, mixed with paint or varnish to reduce its viscosity and make it easier to apply. (noun)
  • A solvent, such as turpentine, added to paint or varnish to dilute it, reduce its opacity or viscosity, or increase its penetration into the ground (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "thinner" in a sentence
  • "Much of the coal that’s left is of poorer quality or it’s in thinner, more deeply buried seams."
  • "The film should probably be seen by all health professionals dealing with obesity - especially those, who widely promote the general ideology that thinner is healthier (even though epidemiological studies clearly tell us that this IS NOT THE CASE!)."
  • "Children who have had a mechanical valve surgically placed will need routine monitoring to make sure that the blood thinner is creating just the right amount of thinning effect."