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Meaning of ADHESIVE

Pronunciation:  ad'heesiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
  2. [adj]  tending to adhere
 

ADHESIVE is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: adherent, adhesive material, agglutinate, agglutinative, bondable, coherent, cohesive, gluey, glutinous, gooey, gummed, gummy, icky, mucilaginous, pasty, pitchy, resinous, resiny, self-sealing, stick-on, sticky, tarry, tenacious, viscid, viscous
 
 Antonyms: nonadhesive
 
 See Also: binder, birdlime, cement, epoxy, epoxy glue, epoxy resin, library paste, lime, material, paste, rubber cement, spirit gum, stuff

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ad*he"sive\, a. [Cf. F. adh['e]sif.]
1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.

2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. --Thomson.

{Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}.

{Adhesive inflammation} (Surg.), that kind of inflammation
   which terminates in the reunion of divided parts without
   suppuration.

{Adhesive plaster}, a sticking; a plaster containing resin,
   wax, litharge, and olive oil.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adherent, affixation, amylaceous, annexation, attachment, barnacle, binding, birdlime, bond, bramble, brier, bulldog, bulldogged, bulldoggish, bulldoggy, bullheaded, burr, cement, clabbered, clammy, clasping, clingy, clotted, coagulated, curdled, decal, decalcomania, doughy, fastener, fastening, fish glue, gaumy, gelatinous, girding, glairy, glue, gluelike, gluey, gluten, glutenous, glutinose, glutinous, gooey, grumous, gum, gumbo, gumbolike, gumlike, gummous, gummy, gunk, heavy, hooking, inspissated, jelled, jellied, jellylike, knot, lashing, leech, library paste, ligation, lime, limpet, lute, mastic, molasses, mucilage, mucilaginous, obstinate, paste, pasty, persistent, plaster, prickle, putty, remora, ropy, rubber cement, sealing wax, self-adhesive, size, slabby, slimy, slithery, solder, splice, starchy, stickable, sticker, sticking, sticky, stodgy, stringy, stubborn, syrup, syrupy, tacky, tenacious, thick, thickened, thorn, tieing, tough, tremelloid, tremellose, viscid, viscose, viscous, wafer, zipping
 

 

 

 

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