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Resin vs. Plastic

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Resinnoun

A viscous hydrocarbon secretion of many plants, particularly coniferous trees.

Plasticnoun

A synthetic, solid, hydrocarbon-based polymer, whether thermoplastic or thermosetting.

Resinnoun

Any of various yellowish viscous liquids or soft solids of plant origin; used in lacquers, varnishes and many other applications; chemically they are mostly hydrocarbons, often polycyclic.

Plasticnoun

Credit or debit cards used in place of cash to buy goods and services.

Resinnoun

Any synthetic compound of similar properties.

Plasticnoun

(slang) Fakeness, or a person who is fake or arrogant, or believes that they are better than the rest of the population.

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Resinverb

(transitive) To apply resin to.

Plasticnoun

(obsolete) A sculptor, moulder.

Resinnoun

Any one of a class of yellowish brown solid inflammable substances, of vegetable origin, which are nonconductors of electricity, have a vitreous fracture, and are soluble in ether, alcohol, and essential oils, but not in water; specif., pine resin (see Rosin).

Plasticnoun

(archaic) Any solid but malleable substance.

Resinnoun

Any of various polymeric substance resembling the natural resins[1], prepared synthetically; - they are used, especially in particulate form, in research and industry for their property of specifically absorbing or adsorbing substances of particular types; they are especially useful in separation processes such as chromatography; as, an ion-exchange resin.

Plasticadjective

Capable of being moulded; malleable, flexible, pliant.

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Resinnoun

any of a class of solid or semisolid viscous substances obtained either as exudations from certain plants or prepared by polymerization of simple molecules

Plasticadjective

Producing tissue.

Resinnoun

a sticky flammable organic substance, insoluble in water, exuded by some trees and other plants (notably fir and pine)

‘clear resin had oozed to the surface, trickled down, and set’;

Plasticadjective

(dated) Creative, formative.

Resinnoun

a solid or liquid synthetic organic polymer used as the basis of plastics, adhesives, varnishes, or other products

‘epoxy resins frequently cause dermatitis’; ‘the chassis is constructed of synthetic resin’;

Plasticadjective

(biology) Capable of adapting to varying conditions; characterized by environmental adaptability.

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Resinverb

rub or treat with resin

‘resined canvas’;

Plasticadjective

Of or pertaining to the inelastic, non-brittle, deformation of a material.

Resin

In polymer chemistry and materials science, resin is a solid or highly viscous substance of plant or synthetic origin that is typically convertible into polymers. Resins are usually mixtures of organic compounds.

Plasticadjective

Made of plastic.

Plasticadjective

Inferior or not the real thing.

Plasticadjective

Fake.

Plasticadjective

Having the power to give form or fashion to a mass of matter; as, the plastic hand of the Creator.

‘See plastic Nature working to his end.’;

Plasticadjective

Capable of being molded, formed, or modeled, as clay or plaster; - used also figuratively; as, the plastic mind of a child.

Plasticadjective

Pertaining or appropriate to, or characteristic of, molding or modeling; produced by, or appearing as if produced by, molding or modeling; - said of sculpture and the kindred arts, in distinction from painting and the graphic arts.

‘Medallions . . . fraught with the plastic beauty and grace of the palmy days of Italian art.’;

Plasticnoun

A substance composed predominantly of a synthetic organic high polymer capable of being cast or molded; many varieties of plastic are used to produce articles of commerce (after 1900). [MW10 gives origin of word as 1905]

Plasticnoun

generic name for certain synthetic or semisynthetic materials that can be molded or extruded into objects or films or filaments or used for making e.g. coatings and adhesives

Plasticadjective

used of the imagination;

‘material...transformed by the plastic power of the imagination’;

Plasticadjective

capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material);

‘plastic substances such as wax or clay’;

Plasticadjective

capable of being influenced or formed;

‘the plastic minds of children’; ‘a pliant nature’;

Plasticnoun

a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be moulded into shape while soft, and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form

‘mains pipes should be made of plastic or copper’; ‘bottles can be made from a variety of plastics’;

Plasticnoun

credit cards or other types of plastic card that can be used as money

‘he pays with cash instead of with plastic’;

Plasticadjective

made of plastic

‘plastic bottles’;

Plasticadjective

not genuine; artificial or unnatural

‘a holiday rep with huge white teeth and a plastic smile’; ‘long-distance flights with their plastic food’;

Plasticadjective

(of a substance or material) easily shaped or moulded

‘rendering the material more plastic’;

Plasticadjective

offering scope for creativity

‘the writer is drawn to words as a plastic medium’;

Plasticadjective

exhibiting adaptability to change or variety in the environment.

Plasticadjective

relating to moulding or modelling in three dimensions, or to produce three-dimensional effects

‘the plastic arts’;

Plasticadjective

(in science and technology) relating to the permanent deformation of a solid without fracture by the temporary application of force.

Plastic

Plastics are a wide range of synthetic or semi-synthetic materials that use polymers as a main ingredient. Their plasticity makes it possible for plastics to be moulded, extruded or pressed into solid objects of various shapes.

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