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 resining (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 resinous (audio) , ˈrez-​nəs \ adjective

Examples of resin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Farida Hughes’ series of resin and oil paintings on wood panels feature eye-appealing blobs of overlapping colors — bright and fruity blues, yellows, reds and greens. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "Explore the depths of your own psyche at Walker Fine Art’s “Layers of Existence”," 23 Nov. 2019 Build up layers of resin and glass fibre inside that mould. The Economist, "Giant 3D printers for making boats, bridges, buildings and rockets," 14 Nov. 2019 Her new line of jewelry for Fenty—a set of rings, earrings, and pendants—are created from black resin and glass and embellished in Swarovski crystals and pearls. Stellene Volandes, Town & Country, "Rihanna's New Cameo Collection Proves the Ancient Jewelry Form Has Always Been Cool," 4 Nov. 2019 These cameos, featuring women in profile, are rendered in black resin and glass, enhanced with tiny pearls and glass beads, and available as earrings, rings, and even a brooch that converts to a pendant. Vogue, "Rihanna Celebrates the Beauty of Black Women With a Collection of Fenty Cameos," 31 Oct. 2019 Although some details remain crisp and flat, the artist transforms the scenes with thick applications of pigment, often given greater depth by layers of gel, resin and tissue. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: A former pillar of the fashion world crafts compelling art," 25 Oct. 2019 Other events involve resin and epoxy pouring or community after-dark arts gatherings. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, "Amelia Island: A weekend retreat under $500," 20 Sep. 2019 The company, Mega Polymers, is a broker and distributor of plastic resin—i.e. not a recycler. Matt Iverson, Quartz, "The problem big manufacturers have with recycling—and how to fix it," 24 Sep. 2019 This weather prevents trees from turning water into a layer of resin for defense. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "A beetle that burrows into spruce trees has infected Denver city parks," 11 Sep. 2019

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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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3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Resin.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resining. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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More Definitions for resin

resin

noun
How to pronounce resin (audio)

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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