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Any of various thermoplastic resins derived from vinyl compounds and used to make packaging films, fittings, and bristles and as a fiber in various heavy fabrics.

[From Saran, a former US trademark.]


(Elements & Compounds) any one of a class of thermoplastic resins based on vinylidene chloride, used in fibres, moulded articles, and coatings
[C20: after Saran, trademark coined by the Dow Chemical Co]



a tough thermoplastic resin used as a fiber, in thin sheets for packaging, and for making acid-resistant pipe.
[1935–40, Amer.; formerly a trademark]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saran - any of various thermoplastic resins used to make things
cling film, clingfilm, Saran Wrap - a thin plastic film made of saran (trade name Saran Wrap) that sticks to itself; used for wrapping food
thermoplastic, thermoplastic resin - a material that softens when heated and hardens again when cooled
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According to Saran, Modi conveyed his deep gratitude to the President for pushing through with his trip despite the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
New Delhi [India], Jan 10 ( ANI ): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Secretary (East) Preeti Saran on Wednesday said that the leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)countries will inaugurate a set of commemorative stamps based on Ramayana at the India-ASEAN summit.
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Among the medallists, with three golds to herself, was Acklam nine-year-old Saran Hill - who became the youngest black belt aged seven at the Max Training Academy last year.
meddai Saran, sy'n 20 oed ac yn wyneb cyfarwydd i wylwyr y sianel ar ol serennu yn y gyfres 35 Diwrnod a'r ffilm Y Syrcas.
The filmmaker Ekta Saran is sipping ginger tea and reminiscing about a time when the World Trade Centre was the tallest city in Dubai.
A veteran named Osman Ekrem who was offered pastry by Saran appreciated what he does.
Saran is understood to have told the CBI that he had adjudicated the matter based on material placed before him and did not favour anyone.
Saran said: "I chose this school because I wanted to make a difference for the truly special children who are so brave and inspirational.
Actress Shreya Saran, who was dressed in a sari given by her mother (also her idol), said she's relieved that Indian cinema has become less ageist.
Giving a speech on India's nuclear deterrent recently, Saran placed India's nuclear posture in perspective in the context of recent developments, notably the "jihadist edge" that Pakistan's nuclear weapons capability have acquired.
Saran said the situation was "under control and there was no panic.