from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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, synthetic plastics, and pharmaceuticals.
- n. 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.
- transitive v. To treat or rub with resin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.
- n. 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.
- n. Any synthetic compound of similar properties.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see rosin).
- n. Any of various polymeric substance resembling the natural resins, prepared synthetically; -- they are used, especially in particulate form, in research and industry for their property of specifically absorbing or adsorbing substances of particular types; they are especially useful in separation processes such as chromatography.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To treat, rub, or coat with resin.
- n. A hardened secretion found in many species of plants, or a substance produced by exposure of the secretion to the air.
- n. The precipitate formed by treating a tincture with water.
- n. See rosin, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules
A gentleman in a nearby seat informs me that their resin is the source of the incense whose odor clings to this old world.
Insects and other small animals may be trapped in resin flowing down tree bark, or as it covers their dead bodies on the forest floor.
This oily resin is found in the leaves, stems, roots and berries of all of these plants.
Interwoven threads drowned in resin that recalls the texture of baskets.
The mold for the plastic casting resin is partially filled, the flower is placed in position on the resin, then the mold is filled the rest of the way, leaving the flower suspended part way.
The body is a standard 60s vintage pedal car with an incredible candy tangerine job by Nick "O" Teen, the blower is sculpted and cast in resin by Lou Z, while Deron handled the design, machining, and fabrication of the steering, suspension, and wheels.
Mixing waste into a resin is landfill by another name.
These sacrifices included animal offerings or sometimes humans; vegetable products, like the resin from the copal tree, and gold and jade jewellery.
Cereplast resin is made from corn, wheat, potato and tapioca starches as opposed to petroleum.
Because of this, the Cereplast resin is combined with polylactide (PLA) from NatureWorks LLC.
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