Definition of resinate in English:



  • Impregnate or flavour with resin.

    ‘resinated white wine’
    • ‘Small cups of freshly made Turkish-style coffee are the national drink, as are ouzo - the aniseed-flavoured alcoholic drink - and retsina, the resinated wine, which are kept mostly for the evening and always accompanied by food.’
    • ‘Greek fondness for resinated wine originated in antiquity when goatskin wine bags and later wooden barrels were sealed with resin to prevent leakage.’
    • ‘Certain foods are emblematic of the national identity, including moussaka, baklava, thick coffee, and resinated wine (retsina).’
    • ‘Retsina, or resinated wine, has a distinctive flavor and tastes better when chilled.’
    • ‘My inclination was for the Tropics, but on a freezing, frosty day, the thought of Mediterranean summers, cicadas, grapes, resinated wines and long slow afternoons spent in the shade took precedence and I enjoyed a couple of hours on Corfu.’


  • A salt of an acid derived from resin.

    ‘copper resinate’
    • ‘Old masters never used the green pigment copper resinate supposed to be present in their paintings.’
    • ‘These functional groups allow the resin to complex with magnesium oxide to form magnesium resinate.’
    • ‘He discovered that the copper resinate myth arose in about 1914.’
    • ‘Carlson's X-ray fluorescence data revealed that the predominant green used contained copper: However, this instrument cannot distinguish between the various copper-based greens, such as verdigris, malachite, and copper resinate.’