(Re*signed") a. Submissive; yielding; not disposed to resist or murmur.
A firm, yet cautious mind;Pope.
Sincere, thought prudent; constant, yet resigned.
(Re*sign"ed*ly) adv. With submission.
(Res`ign*ee") n. One to whom anything is resigned, or in whose favor a resignation is made.
(Re*sign"er) n. One who resigns.
(Re*sign"ment) n. The act of resigning.
(Re*sile") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Resiled (-z?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. Resiling.] [L. resilire to leap or
spring back; pref. re- re- + salire to leap, spring. See Salient.] To start back; to recoil; to recede from
a purpose. J. Ellis.
1. The act of resiling, springing back, or rebounding; as, the resilience of a ball or of sound.
2. (Mech. & Engyn.) The mechanical work required to strain an elastic body, as a deflected beam,
stretched spring, etc., to the elastic limit; also, the work performed by the body in recovering from such
(Re*sil"i*ent) a. [L. resiliens, p. pr.] Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
(Res`i*li"tion) n. Resilience. [R.]
(Res"in) n. [F. résine, L. resina; cf. Gr. "rhti`nh Cf. Rosin.] 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
Resins exude from trees in combination with essential oils, gums, etc., and in a liquid or semiliquid state.
They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, and are supposed to be formed by the oxidation
of the essential oils. Copal, mastic, guaiacum, and colophony or pine resin, are some of them. When
mixed with gum, they form the gum resins, like asafetida and gamboge; mixed with essential oils, they
form balsams, or oleoresins.
Highgate resin (Min.), a fossil resin resembling copal, occuring in blue clay at Highgate, near London.
Resin bush (Bot.), a low composite shrub (Euryops speciosissimus) of South Africa, having smooth
pinnately parted leaves and abounding in resin.
(Res`in*a"ceous) a. Having the quality of resin; resinous.
(Res"in*ate) n. (Chem.) Any one of the salts the resinic acids.
(Re*sin"ic) a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, or obtained from, resin; as, the resinic acids.
(Res`in*if"er*ous) a. [Resin + -ferous: cf. F. résinifère.] Yielding resin; as, a resiniferous
tree or vessel.
(Res"in*i*form) a. [Resin + -form: cf. F. résiniforme.] Having the form of resin.
(Res`in*o-e*lec"tric) a. (Elec.) Containing or exhibiting resinous electricity.
(Res"in*oid) a. Somewhat like resin.