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Definition of "resorcinol" []

  • A white crystalline compound, C6H4(OH)2, used to treat certain skin diseases and in dyes, resin adhesives, and pharmaceuticals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resorcinol" in a sentence
  • "Packed with antioxidants vitamins C & E and essential oils, and free of gluten, sulfates, parabens, ethanolamine, resorcinol, and propylene glycol, Ecocolor delivers a full palette of color choices and is well suited for all hair types."
  • "More seriously, if the guy had anything resembling a clue the paper would have been pulped with some sort of waterproof binder (varnish, resorcinol glue or something like that) … I hope."
  • "More specifically, Jens Eichler got himself some sheets of beech plywood, along with a strong glue (phenol-resorcinol) and some power tools."