noun res·ol \ˈreˌzȯl, -zōl\
variants: or


\ˈreˌzȯl, -zōl\

Definition of resol



  1. :  a fusible resin soluble in alkali and alcohol that is formed as the first resin stage in the alkaline condensation of a phenol and an aldehyde to a phenolic resin, that consists essentially of a mixture of phenol alcohols, and that is used chiefly in laminating and impregnating paper and fabrics —called also A-stage resin — compare resite, resitol

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Origin and Etymology of resol

International Scientific Vocabulary 1resin + -ol; probably originally formed as German resol (plural resole)

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capable of being understood in two ways

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