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acrylic

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A modern synthetic paint, made with a resin derived from acrylic acid, that combines some of the properties of oils and watercolour. It was the first new painting medium in centuries and has become a ...
diluent

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(dy-loo-ĕnt)a substance, such as water, that is added to a solution or mixture to decrease its viscosity, enabling ease of administration, or to decrease its toxicity or potency.
linseed oil

linseed oil  

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A pale yellow oil pressed from flax seed. It contains a mixture of glycerides of fatty acids, including linoleic acid and linolenic acid. It is a drying oil, used in oil paints, varnishes, linoleum, ...
menthol

menthol  

(men-thol)a compound extracted from peppermint oil, used in inhalants to relieve cold symptoms, in ointments and liniments, and to relieve itching. Formula: C10H20O.
resin

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A natural resin is a sticky flammable organic substance, insoluble in water, exuded by certain plants and trees (notably fir and pine). Synthetic resins can also be manufactured. Resins are mainly ...
varnish

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Solution of natural or synthetic resin dissolved in liquid, used as a protective coating on the surface of a painting or sometimes as a paint medium. Ideally varnish should be colourless and ...
vehicle

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The liquid in which pigment is suspended to form paint—the ‘carrier’. The word can be applied to either the medium or the diluent, or to a mixture of both: thus the vehicle of oil painting might be ...

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