Resin meaning

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Any of various artificial substances, such as polyurethane, that have similar properties to natural resins and are used to make plastics.
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Any of numerous clear or translucent, yellowish or brownish substances that ooze from certain trees and plants. Resins are used in products such as varnishes, lacquers, adhesives, plastics, and drugs. Balsam is a resin.
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A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.
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Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic.
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Any synthetic compound of similar properties.
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The definition of a resin is a thick and sticky clear substance made from plants or trees that is used to make plastics, pills, lacquers, inks, glues and other things.

An example of a resin is the material rubbed onto the strings of a violin bow to make it easier to use.

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Any of numerous clear to translucent yellow or brown, solid or semisolid, viscous substances of plant origin, such as copal, rosin, and amber, used principally in lacquers, varnishes, inks, adhesives, plastics, and pharmaceuticals. Resins are usually insoluble in water.
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Any of numerous physically similar polymerized synthetics or chemically modified natural resins including thermoplastic materials such as polyvinyl, polystyrene, and polyethylene and thermosetting materials such as polyesters, epoxies, and silicones that are used with fillers, stabilizers, pigments, and other components to form plastics.
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To treat or rub with resin.
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Any of various solid or semisolid organic substances, typically clear or translucent with a yellowish or brownish color, exuded from various plants and trees: natural resins are soluble in ether, alcohol, etc., and are used in varnishes and lacquers, as modifiers in synthetic plastics, etc.
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To treat or rub with resin.
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Origin of resin

  • Middle English from Old French resine from Latin rēsīna from Greek dialectal rhēsīnā variant of Greek rhētīnē
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French résine, from Latin resÄ«na
    From Wiktionary