Definition of Rosin

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

Exact synonyms: Resin
Specialized synonyms: East India Kino, Kino Gum, Malabar Kino, Natural Resin, Synthetic Resin
Generic synonyms: Organic Compound
Derivative terms: Resinate, Resinous, Resiny



2. Verb. Rub rosin onto. "Rosin the violin bow"
Generic synonyms: Rub

Definition of Rosin

1. n. The hard, amber-colored resin left after distilling off the volatile oil of turpentine; colophony.

2. v. t. To rub with rosin, as musicians rub the bow of a violin.

Definition of Rosin

1. Noun. (organic chemistry) A solid form of resin, obtained from liquid resin by vaporizing its volatile components. ¹

2. Noun. Resin ¹

3. Verb. To apply rosin to something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rosin

1. to treat with rosin (a brittle resin) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Rosin

1. The hard, amber-coloured resin left after distilling off the volatile oil of turpentine; colophony. Rosin oil, an oil obtained from the resin of the pine tree, used by painters and for lubricating machinery, etc. Origin: A variant of resin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rosin

rosiculture
rosid
rosid dicot family
rosid dicot genus
rosids
rosied
rosier
rosiere
rosieres
rosiers
rosies
rosiest
rosiglitazone
rosilla
rosily
rosin (current term)
rosin bag
rosin paper
rosin papers
rosinate
rosinates
rosined
rosiness
rosinesses
rosing
rosining
rosinol
rosinols
rosinous
rosins

Literary usage of Rosin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"The various qualities of American rosin are distinguished by the letters of the ... rosin possesses vitreous lustre, and is very brittle, breaking with ..."

2. Bulletin by North Carolina Dept. of Conservation and Development, North Carolina Geological Survey (1883-1905), North Carolina Geological and Economic Survey (1894)
"The following table gives the foreign exports of rosin and spirits of ... THE rosin TRADE. The bulk of the rosin made in the United States is used in ..."

3. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"Properties of rosin COMMON rosin or colophony is the residue obtained on ... The various qualities of American rosin are distinguished by the letters ..."

4. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1921)
"Detection and Determination of rosin in Neutral Fats and in Waxes The older analytical methods based on the ready solubility of rosin in alcohol do not lead ..."

5. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1894)
"The iodine figure of rosin, which is a common adulterant of oils, ... News, 58, 224) gives 115.31 and 114.80 for refined rosin and 112.01 and 113.28 for ..."

6. Cowboy Songs, and Other Frontier Ballads by John Avery Lomax (1910)
"rosin THE BOW I LIVE for the good of my nation And my sons are all growing low, But I hope that my next generation Will resemble Old rosin the Bow. ..."

7. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"rosin.—This unsaponifiable matter is tested for the presence of rosin oil. ... A violet colouration indicates rosin oil. It is always best to carry out a ..."

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