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mas·tic

 (măs′tĭk)
n.
1. The mastic tree.
2. The aromatic resin of the mastic tree, used in varnishes and as a flavoring and formerly in chewing gum and as a medicine.
3. Any of various substances used as an adhesive or sealant.
4. A pastelike cement used in highway construction, especially one made with powdered lime or brick and tar.

[Middle English, mastic resin, from Old French mastich, from Latin mastichum, mastichē, from Greek mastikhē, chewing gum, mastic, from mastikhān, to grind the teeth.]
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mastic

(ˈmæstɪk)
n
1. (Plants) Also called: mastix an aromatic resin obtained from the mastic tree and used as an astringent and to make varnishes and lacquers
2. (Plants) mastic tree
a. a small Mediterranean anacardiaceous evergreen tree, Pistacia lentiscus, that yields the resin mastic
b. any of various similar trees, such as the pepper tree
3. (Building) any of several sticky putty-like substances used as a filler, adhesive, or seal in wood, plaster, or masonry
4. (Brewing) a liquor flavoured with mastic gum
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin mastichum, from Latin, from Greek mastikhē resin used as chewing gum; from mastikhan to grind the teeth]
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mas•tic

(ˈmæs tɪk)

n.
1. a small Mediterranean tree, Pistacia lentiscus, of the cashew family, that is the source of an aromatic resin used in making varnish and adhesives.
2. resin obtained from the mastic or a related tree.
3.
a. any of various preparations containing bituminous materials and used as an adhesive or seal.
b. a pasty form of cement used for filling holes in masonry or plaster.
[1350–1400; < Latin < Greek mastíchē chewing gum, akin to mastichân to gnash the teeth]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastic - an aromatic exudate from the mastic treemastic - an aromatic exudate from the mastic tree; used chiefly in varnishes
natural resin - a plant exudate
2.mastic - a pasty cement used as an adhesive or filler
cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
3.mastic - an evergreen shrub of the Mediterranean region that is cultivated for its resin
genus Pistacia, Pistacia - a dicotyledonous genus of trees of the family Anacardiaceae having drupaceous fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Translations
lentiscomatamata charneca
lentiscus

mastic

[ˈmæstɪk] Nmasilla f
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mastic

n (Build) → Mastix m
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Due to these characteristics, it was utilized in modified asphalt mastics and modified asphalt mixtures [15].
Most valves, mastics, seals and gaskets are a good barrier against liquids.
Delhi, March 23 -- InfodriveIndia.com, India's premier research company in export import market research, announced today that India's Tanning or Dyeing Extracts, Tannins, Dyes, Pigments and other Colouring Matter, Paints and Varnishes, Putty and other Mastics Inks exports in February- 2015 has grew to US$ 193.43 M, a increase of 4.6% compared to January 2015.
These pneumatically actuated valves are designed to dispense adhesives, sealants and lubricants such as epoxies, silicones, polyurethanes, PVC sealers and mastics. The No-Drip valves are designed for low-viscosity pourable materials.
The latest version of Moldflow Mastics Advisers (MPA 7.0) features two now analysis modules that simulate the packing phase of injection molding and analyze cooling-channel design.
Mastics of viscous epoxies mix with inert elements to form an edge finish on the cut edges of the MultiPlexx Liners.
VERSAPERM says most valves, mastics, seals and gaskets are a good barrier against liquids, however, a lot of them leak when it comes to vapours, such as hydrocarbon products and water vapour which can actually permeate through the materials that makes up the walls, seals and mastics.
This finding is based on India exports of Tanning or Dyeing Extracts, Tannins, Dyes, Pigments and other Colouring Matter, Paints and Varnishes, Putty and other Mastics Inks export data of InfodriveIndia.com and is based on export shipping bills filed at Indian customs by exporters from India through January- 2015 at more than 170+ ports in India like JNPT, Bombay Air and Sea, Chennai Air & Sea, Delhi IGI Air, Delhi Tughlakhabad ICD, Delhi Patparganj, Kolkata Air and Sea, Bangalore Air and many more.
Also available is a manual dispense valve, said to provide complete operator control for dispensing silicones, mastics and other single-component materials.