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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.]
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(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]
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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]
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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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References in classic literature ?
He wondered where Saran Tal had found the man-- then the matter faded from his thoughts, and in another moment the Prince of Helium was laughing and chatting with his companions, though below the surface his heart was cold with dread, for what contingencies confronted Thuvia of Ptarth he could not even guess.
Relating the incident, Saran said the victim and three friends were pushing two motorcycles after running out of petrol when they walked past the suspect and a group of other men drinking beer who began insulting them.
Prior to the opening ceremony, a memorandum on the development of the SES Saran project was signed, which provides for the expansion of investments to $ 500 million.
Saran does not have centralized heating supply, but heating meters were installed there in 2015, Prosecutor General Kairat Kozhomzharov said.
She added that Saran Bibi had also told her about the problems she faces during the short time that she was receiving her chaddar during the ceremony.
With a great pride, Shyam Saran has explained how he had acted in the regime change in Nepal in 2006.
The appointments of Justices Banerjee, Saran and Joseph to the top court was cleared by the government on August 3.
On the final day of the competition, Saran captured the men's singles title and followed it up with the men's doubles to add to his earlier mixed doubles crown.
According to Saran, Modi conveyed his deep gratitude to the President for pushing through with his trip despite the eruption of Mayon Volcano.
Defence counsel Saran raised a document containing bank details registered under the school's name and asked Chew if he had knowledge about it.
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.
"Yn rhyfedd iawn, mae gwisg Ysgol Porth y Glo yn y gyfres yn debyg iawn i wisg Ysgol Plasmawr yng Nghaerdydd lle es i, ond dydy Nicky ddim byd fel fi pan oeddwn i'n ddisgybl ysgol!" 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.