Definición de mastic en inglés:

mastic

Saltos de línea: mas¦tic
Pronunciación: /ˈmastɪk
 
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  • 1 [mass noun] An aromatic gum or resin which exudes from the bark of a Mediterranean tree, used in making varnish and chewing gum and as a flavouring: incense made from sandalwood, eagle-wood, mastic and cloves
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    • Acrylic and ketone resins are used in place of the traditional dammar, mastic, and copal resins for the manufacture of many oil painting media and picture varnishes.
    • When the stems of the bushes are wounded, even slightly, mastic exudes as a clear sticky substance.
    • Look for Greek or Turkish mastic, which usually comes from pine trees, in Middle Eastern or wholefood stores.
  • 2 (also mastic tree) The bushy evergreen Mediterranean tree which yields mastic and has aromatic leaves and fruit, closely related to the pistachio.
    • Pistacia lentiscus, family Anacardiaceae
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    • Mastic gum is a resinous exudate obtained from the stem and leaves of the mastic tree, an evergreen shrub native to the Mediterranean Basin.
    • In addition, herbs such as corydal, corydalis, mastic, myrrh, and bupleurum offer strong pain-relieving properties.
    • In the desert there will remain some stones, a whole gigantic ruin slowly split and slaked by waters and wind, mastic trees, frost.
  • 2.1Used in names of trees that are similar or related to the mastic tree, e.g. American mastic.
  • 3 [mass noun] A putty-like waterproof filler and sealant used in building: run a bead of mastic along the gap [as modifier]: a mastic sealant [count noun]: use a mastic between the joints
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    • You can also use silicone or mastic sealants to draught-proof doors and window frames and stop water leaking into wood, causing rot.
    • Use mirror mastic, a strong waterproof adhesive that's available at large hardware stores and glass shops, to mount the mirror to the plywood.
    • If you are using mastic cement as an adhesive, fill the joints with thin-set adhesive to avoid water damage.

Origen

late Middle English: via Old French and Latin from Greek mastikhē (perhaps from mastikhan 'masticate').

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