Definition of resin noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈrezɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrezn//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a sticky substance that is produced by some trees and is used in making varnish, medicine, etc.
  2. 2an artificial substance similar to resin, used in making plastics
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin resina; related to Greek rhētinē ‘pine resin’. Compare with rosin.
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