|1.||any of a group of solid or semisolid amorphous compounds that are obtained directly from certain plants as exudations. They are used in medicine and in varnishes|
|2.||Compare plastic any of a large number of synthetic, usually organic, materials that have a polymeric structure, esp such a substance in a raw state before it is moulded or treated with plasticizer, stabilizer, filler, etc|
|3.||(tr) to treat or coat with resin|
|[C14: from Old French resine, from Latin rēsīna, from Greek rhētinē resin from a pine]|
resin res·in (rěz'ĭn)
Any of numerous clear to translucent yellow or brown, solid or semisolid, viscous substances of plant origin, such as copal, rosin, and amber.
Any of numerous physically similar polymerized synthetics or chemically modified natural resins including thermoplastic materials and thermosetting materials.
A precipitate formed by the addition of water to certain tinctures.
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