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1adhesive

adjective ad·he·sive \-ˈhē-siv, -ziv\

: designed to stick to something

Full Definition of ADHESIVE

1
:  tending to remain in association or memory
2
:  tending to adhere or cause adherence
3
:  prepared for adhering
ad·he·sive·ly adverb
ad·he·sive·ness noun
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Examples of ADHESIVE

  1. Cover the cut with an adhesive bandage.
  2. <walked barefoot through adhesive, clayey mud>

First Known Use of ADHESIVE

1670

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2adhesive

noun

: a substance (such as glue or cement) that is used to make things stick together

Full Definition of ADHESIVE

1
:  an adhesive substance (as glue or cement)
2
:  a postage stamp with a gummed back

Examples of ADHESIVE

  1. You'll need a strong adhesive to attach the boards.
  2. <prefers postage stamps coated with adhesive so that she doesn't have to do any licking>

First Known Use of ADHESIVE

1912
ADHESIVE Defined for Kids

1adhesive

adjective ad·he·sive \ad-ˈhē-siv, -ziv\

Definition of ADHESIVE for Kids

:  tending to stick :  sticky <adhesive bandages>

2adhesive

noun

Definition of ADHESIVE for Kids

:  a substance that is used to make things stick together

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