ion exchange resin

noun

: an insoluble material of high molecular weight that contains groups which can be exchanged with ions in a solution with which it is in contact

Examples of ion exchange resin in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1943, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ion exchange resin was in 1943

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“Ion exchange resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ion%20exchange%20resin. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

ion exchange resin

noun
: an insoluble material of high molecular weight that contains either acidic groups for exchanging cations or basic groups for exchanging anions and is used in ion-exchange processes and in medicine (as for reducing the sodium content of the body or the acidity of the stomach)
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