Chemistry. the yellowish to amber, translucent, hard, brittle, fragmented resin left after distilling the oil of turpentine from the crude oleoresin of the pine: used chiefly in making varnishes, varnish and paint driers, printing inks, and for rubbing on the bows of such string instruments as the violin.
to cover or rub with rosin.
- ros·in·y, adjective
- resin, rosin
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How to use rosin in a sentence
It includes rosin, a solidified pine sap used by the printing and pharmaceutical industries, as well as by violinists to lend texture to the fine hairs of their bows.The oldest US commodities index is at an all-time high | Samanth Subramanian | October 15, 2021 | Quartz
Pitchers, including the Nationals’ Max Scherzer, claim they need some sticky stuff such as rosin to help them control where the ball goes.‘Sticky stuff,’ spitballs, steroids and other ways MLB players have broken the rules to win | Fred Bowen | June 23, 2021 | Washington Post
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The easiest plan for both patient and physician is to give rosin-weed, as described in Chapter II.
For many years the fluid extract of rosin-weed has been known in my family as a remedy for rose-cold and hay fever.
There are more than twenty species of rosin-weed or silphium, all probably similar in their medicinal virtues.
In spite of this good start, rosin-weed did not have any better fortune with the homœopaths than with the eclectics.
As remarked in the chapter on Pollens, I have succeeded with the milder methods of rosin-weed, faradism and ichthyol.
British Dictionary definitions for rosin
Also called: colophony a translucent brittle amber substance produced in the distillation of crude turpentine oleoresin and used esp in making varnishes, printing inks, and sealing waxes and for treating the bows of stringed instruments
(not in technical usage) another name for resin (def. 1)
(tr) to treat or coat with rosin
- rosiny, adjective
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