Meaning of RESIN in English


n. & v.


1. an adhesive inflammable substance insoluble in water, secreted by some plants, and often extracted by incision, esp. from fir and pine (cf. GUM(1)).

2 (in full synthetic resin) a solid or liquid organic compound made by polymerization etc. and used in plastics etc. (resined, resining) rub or treat with resin.


resinate n. resinate resinoid adj. & n. resinous adj.

Etymology: ME resyn, rosyn f. L resina & med.L rosina, rosinum

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.