Meaning of “thinner” in the English Dictionary

british dictionary

"thinner" in British English

See all translations

thinnernoun [ U ]

uk /ˈθɪn.ər/ us /ˈθɪn.ɚ/

a substance added especially to paint to make it flow more easily:

paint thinner

(Definition of “thinner” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"thinner" in American English

See all translations

thinnernoun [ C ]

us /ˈθɪn·ər/

a substance that makes a liquid flow more easily:

Paint thinner comes in gallon cans.
Aspirin is an effective blood thinner.

(Definition of “thinner” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)