resin

noun
res·​in | \ ˈre-zᵊn How to pronounce resin (audio) \

Definition of resin

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : any of various solid or semisolid amorphous fusible flammable natural organic substances that are usually transparent or translucent and yellowish to brown, are formed especially in plant secretions, are soluble in organic solvents (such as ether) but not in water, are electrical nonconductors, and are used chiefly in varnishes, printing inks, plastics, and sizes and in medicine
b : rosin
2a : any of a large class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins but are different chemically and are used chiefly in plastics
b : any of various products made from a natural resin or a natural polymer

resin

verb
resined; resining\ ˈre-​zᵊn-​iŋ How to pronounce resin (audio) , ˈrez-​niŋ \

Definition of resin (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to treat with resin

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Other Words from resin

Noun

resinous \ ˈre-​zᵊn-​əs How to pronounce resin (audio) , ˈrez-​nəs \ adjective

Examples of resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The 37-gallon circular deck box is made out of durable resin that’s weather-, rust-, and UV-resistant. Lily Gray, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 11 Best Outdoor Storage Essentials for Your Backyard, According to Reviews," 2 Apr. 2021 Formlabs’ printers contain a laser, its light directed by mirrors, and a pool of light-sensitive resin that hardens when exposed to the laser’s light. BostonGlobe.com, "A $1 billion company at home above a dollar store," 30 Mar. 2021 The tabletops of indoor folding tables are usually made of resin. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "The best indoor folding table," 29 Mar. 2021 Nodax is the brand name of a resin that belongs to a family of plastics known as PHAs. Saabira Chaudhuri, WSJ, "Plastic Straws That Quickly Biodegrade in the Ocean? Not Quite, Scientists Say," 20 Mar. 2021 This swing chair features a hanging hammock seat, which is made from resin designed to look like rattan wicker, with a metal stand. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, "Best hammock sales and deals: Walmart, Wayfair and more," 19 Mar. 2021 Within this resin is something called boswellic acid, which some research has shown to have anti-inflammatory and other health-boosting properties. Lisa Bain, Good Housekeeping, "What Is Frankincense and What Do People Use It For?," 29 June 2020 In 2016, the ultimate toker launched Willie's Reserve, which offers a high-quality range of pre-rolls, whole flowers, vape cartridges, live resin, accessories and more. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Blaze Up! Here Are 10 Musician-Backed CBD & THC Brands," 5 Mar. 2021 Sculptures are made of burned and dyed Japanese paper, acrylic, ink and resin. Sergio Carmona, sun-sentinel.com, "Artist: Jewish museum ‘has a very personal affect on me’," 5 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of resin

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resin

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French reisine, from Latin resina; akin to Greek rhētinē pine resin

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The first known use of resin was in the 14th century

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“Resin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resin. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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resin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of resin

: a yellow or brown sticky substance that comes from some trees and that is used to make various products
: an artificial substance that is similar to natural resins and that is used to make plastics

resin

noun
res·​in | \ ˈre-zᵊn How to pronounce resin (audio) \

Kids Definition of resin

1 : a yellowish or brownish substance obtained from the gum or sap of some trees (as the pine) and used in varnishes and medicine
2 : any of various manufactured products that are similar to natural resins in properties and are used especially as plastics

resin

noun
res·​in | \ ˈrez-ᵊn How to pronounce resin (audio) \

Medical Definition of resin

1a : any of various solid or semisolid amorphous fusible flammable natural organic substances that are usually transparent or translucent and yellowish to brown, are formed especially in plant secretions, are soluble in organic solvents (as ether) but not in water, and are electrical nonconductors
b : rosin
c : a solid pharmaceutical preparation consisting chiefly of the resinous principles of a drug or drugs usually extracted by solvents resin of jalap
2a : any of a large class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins but are different chemically and are used chiefly in plastics
b : any of various products made from a natural resin or a natural polymer

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