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

     

    resin

     noun
    noun
    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 Origin late Middle English: from Latin resina; related to Greek rhētinē ‘pine resin’. Compare with rosin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resin

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