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bonding

noun bond·ing \ˈbän-diŋ\

: the process of forming a close relationship with someone

Full Definition of BONDING

1
:  the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) especially through frequent or constant association
2
:  the attaching of a material (as porcelain) to a tooth surface especially for cosmetic purposes

Examples of BONDING

  1. He and his dad spent the weekend together for some male bonding.
  2. <this epoxy has good bonding for glass and ceramics>

First Known Use of BONDING

1969

bonding

noun bond·ing   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BONDING

1
:  the formation of a close relationship (as between a mother and child or between a person and an animal) especially through frequent or constant association—see male bonding
2
:  a dental technique in which a material and especially plastic or porcelain is attached to a tooth surface to correct minor defects (as chipped or discolored teeth) especially for cosmetic purposes

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