Definitions of resin

  1. any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Any of various oily, gummy substances obtained from certain trees, and dissolving in alcohol but not in water. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Resinous. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. 1. An amorphous brittle substance consisting of the hardened secretion of a number of plants, probably derived from a volatile oil and similar to a stearoptene. 2. Rosin, the special resin of the pharmacopeia, resina. 3. A precipitate formed by the addition of water to certain tinctures. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. A semi-solid oil. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. An inflammable substance, which exudes from trees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. RESINOUSLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Inflammable substance produced by the pine, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. A gummy substance that exudes from plants. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A solid inflammable substance, obtained from trees either by exudation or extraction. Mineral resin, a resin from minerals, as asphalt. Resin-extractive, extractive matter in which resin predominates. See Rosin. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A substance which exudes from many trees, especially from firs and pines, usually of a yellowish or amber colour, and more or less transparent; the commonest resin, forming the remains of the still after distilling turpentine, is usually called rosin; volatile oil rendered concrete by the oxygen of the atmosphere. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. Any of various polymeric substance resembling the natural resins[1], 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; as, an ion-exchange resin. dictgcide_fs
  14. rez'in, n. an amorphous substance that exudes from plants, supposed to be the product of oxidation of volatile oils secreted by the plant: the precipitate obtained from a vegetable tincture by treatment with water.--v.t. to coat with resin.--adj. RESIN[=A]'CEOUS, resinous.--n. RES'IN[=A]TE, a salt of the acids obtained from turpentine.--adj. RESINIF'EROUS, yielding resin.--n. RESINIFIC[=A]'TION, the process of treating with resin.--adj. RES'INIFORM.--vs.t. RES'INIFY, to change into resin; RES'INISE, to treat with resin.--adjs. RES'INO-ELEC'TRIC, containing negative electricity; RES'INOID; RES'INOUS, having the qualities of, or resembling, resin.--adv. RES'INOUSLY.--n. RES'INOUSNESS.--adj. RES'INY, like resin.--GUM RESINS, the milky juices of certain plants solidified by exposure to air; HARD RESINS, at ordinary temperatures solid and brittle, easily pulverised, containing little or no essential oil (copal, lac, jalap, &c.); SOFT RESINS, mouldable by the hand--some are viscous and semi-fluid balsams (turpentine, storax, Canada balsam, &c.). [Fr.,--L. res[=i]na.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  15. A vegetable product, commonly dry and concrete, more or less brittle, inodorous or slightly odorous, insipid, or of an acrid warm taste; of a smooth, glassy fracture, heavier than water, inflammable, insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol, ether, and yolk of egg, and negatively electrificable by friction. Many resins are used in medicine; the greater part is purgative and irritating. Some act like acrid poisons. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  16. Adhesive substance secreted by most plants& exuding naturally or upon incision esp. from fir& pine; kinds of similar substance got by chemical process. Hence resinaceous, resiniferous, resiniform, resinous, aa., resinold a. &n., resinate (3) n., resinify v.t. & i., resinification n., resino- comb. form. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. (As v.t.) rub or treat with r. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. An inflammable amorphous substance of many kinds, obtained from plants and trees. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. Same as Rosin. American pocket medical dictionary.
  20. An excretory product of various plants; an amorphous, more or less translucent, readily fusible substance, insoluble in water, mostly soluble in alcohol, ether, essential oils, or hot fixed oils, and combining with alkalis to form soaps. It is sometimes mixed with volatile oils, sometimes contains benzoic or cinnamic acids (see balsam), and sometimes contains mucilaginous matter (see gum r., under gum). It is also obtained in a fossil state (see amber and dammar). Appleton's medical dictionary.
  21. Rosin, colophony; of the U. S. Ph. and Br. Ph., the residue left after the distillation of oil of turpentine. It consists of the anhydrid, C44H62O4, of abietic acid. It is used as a stimulant constituent of plasters and ointments. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  22. n. [Latin] A solid, inflammable substance, brittle, translucent, and yellow in colour, insoluble in water, but soluble in alcohol and in essential oils—it exudes from certain trees in combination with essential oil and with gum; consists of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and is extensively used in preparations of varnish, soap, &c., and also in medical compounds. Cabinet Dictionary

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