Adhesive definition

ăd-hēsĭv, -zĭv
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Tending to adhere; sticky.
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Sticking and not coming loose; clinging.
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The definition of adhesive is a substance that sticks to something.

An example of an adhesive is tape.

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A substance, such as paste or cement, that provides or promotes adhesion.
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Made so as to adhere.
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Adhesive is defined as something that is sticky.

An example of something adhesive is paste.

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An adhesive substance, as glue.
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(philately) An adhesive postage stamp.
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Tending to stick things together.
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Relating to or having the characteristics of an adhesion.
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A substance that sticks to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces.
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A substance, such as paste or cement, that causes two surfaces to stick together. Adhesives are made of gelatin or other substances, such as epoxy, resin, or polyethylene.
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Relating to adhesion.
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A substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.
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Gummed so as to adhere.
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Tending to persist; difficult if not impossible to shake off.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
adhesive
Plural:
adhesives

Origin of adhesive

  • From French adhésif, from Latin as if *adhaesivus, from adhasus, past participle of adhaerere; see adhere.

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