Resinous Res"in*ous (-?s), a. [L. resinous: cf. F. r['e]sineux. See {Resin}.] Of or pertaining to resin; of the nature of resin; resembling or obtained from resin. [1913 Webster]

{Resinous electricity} (Elec.), electricity which is exited by rubbing bodies of the resinous kind. See {Negative electricity}, under {Negative}. [1913 Webster]

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  • resinous — 1640s, from L. resinosus; see RESIN (Cf. resin) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resinous — [rez′ənəs] adj. [L resinosus] 1. of or like resin 2. obtained from resin 3. containing resin: Also resiny …   English World dictionary

  • resinous — [[t]re̱zɪnəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is resinous is like resin or contains resin. Propolis is a hard resinous substance made by bees from the juices of plants. ...great resinous logs burning in the wide hearth …   English dictionary

  • resinous — resin ► NOUN 1) a sticky substance exuded by some trees. 2) a synthetic polymer used as the basis of plastics, adhesives, varnishes, etc. ► VERB (resined, resining) ▪ rub or treat with resin. DERIVATIVES resinous adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • resinous — adjective see resin I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resinous — adj. [Gr. resina, resin] Having the appearance of rosin; clear brownish yellow …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • resinous — resinously, adv. resinousness, n. /rez euh neuhs/, adj. 1. full of or containing resin. 2. of the nature of or resembling resin. 3. pertaining to or characteristic of resin. Also, resiny /rez euh nee/. [1640 50; < L resinosus. See RESIN, OUS] * * …   Universalium

  • resinous — adjective Of, or pertaining to, resin …   Wiktionary

  • resinous — Relating to or derived from a resin. * * * res·in·ous rez nəs, ən əs adj of, relating to, resembling, containing, or derived from resin * * * res·i·nous (rezґĭ nəs) [L. resinosus] of the nature of a resin …   Medical dictionary

  • Resinous — Смолистый …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии