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adherent | adherently | adherer | adhesion | adhesion contract | adhesive | adhesive agent | adhesive bandage | adhesive friction | adhesive material | adhesive plaster

adhesive

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Adjective, Noun
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ad=he=sive

CIDE DICTIONARY

adhesivea. [Cf. F. adhésif.].
  •  Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.  Thomson.  [1913 Webster]
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.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

adhesive, adj. & n.
--adj. sticky, enabling surfaces or substances to adhere to one another.
--n. an adhesive substance, esp. one used to stick other substances together.

Derivative
adhesively adv. adhesiveness n.
Etymology
F adh{eacute}sif -ive (as ADHERE)

THESAURUS

adhesive

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

ROGET THESAURUS

adhesive

Coherence

N coherence, adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness, concretion accretion, conglutination, agglutination, agglomeration, aggregation, consolidation, set, cementation, sticking, soldering, connection, dependence, tenacity, toughness, stickiness, inseparability, inseparableness, bur, remora, conglomerate, concrete, cohesive, adhesive, adhering, cohering, tenacious, tough, sticky, united, unseparated, unsessile, inseparable, inextricable, infrangible, compact.


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