adjective \kō-ˈhē-siv, -ziv\

: closely united

: causing people to be closely united

Full Definition of COHESIVE

:  exhibiting or producing cohesion or coherence <a cohesive social unit> <cohesive soils>
co·he·sive·ly adverb
co·he·sive·ness noun

Examples of COHESIVE

  1. Their tribe is a small but cohesive group.
  2. Religion can be used as a cohesive social force.

First Known Use of COHESIVE

circa 1731

Rhymes with COHESIVE


adjective \kō-ˈhē-siv, -ziv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COHESIVE

: exhibiting or producing cohesion
co·he·sive·ly adverb
co·he·sive·ness noun


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