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adhesive

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adjective ad·he·sive \-ˈhē-siv, -ziv\

Simple Definition of adhesive

  • : designed to stick to something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adhesive

  1. 1 :  tending to remain in association or memory

  2. 2 :  tending to adhere or cause adherence

  3. 3 :  prepared for adhering

adhesively

adverb

adhesiveness

noun

Examples of adhesive in a sentence

  1. Cover the cut with an adhesive bandage.

  2. <walked barefoot through adhesive, clayey mud>



1670

First Known Use of adhesive

1670


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adhesive

noun ad·he·sive

Simple Definition of adhesive

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of adhesive

  1. 1 :  an adhesive substance (as glue or cement)

  2. 2 :  a postage stamp with a gummed back

Examples of adhesive in a sentence

  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>



1912

First Known Use of adhesive

1912

Rhymes with adhesive


ADHESIVE Defined for Kids

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adhesive

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

Definition of adhesive for Students

  1. :  tending to stick :  sticky <adhesive bandages>




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adhesive

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noun ad·he·sive

Definition of adhesive for Students

  1. :  a substance that is used to make things stick together




Medical Dictionary

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adhesive

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adjective ad·he·sive \-ˈhē-siv, -ziv\

Medical Definition of adhesive

  1. 1a:  tending to adhere or cause adherence <adhesive resins>b:  prepared for adhering <an adhesive bandage>

  2. 2:  characterized by adhesions <adhesive inflammation>

adhesively

adverb



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adhesive

noun ad·he·sive

Medical Definition of adhesive

  1. 1:  an adhesive substance; especially :  a substance (as glue, starch, paste, or mucilage) that bonds two materials together by adhering to the surface of each

  2. 2:  adhesive tape





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