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Meaning of ADHESIVE

Pronunciation:  ad'heesiv

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

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