ad·​he·​siv·​i·​ty ˌad-ˌhē-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce adhesivity (audio)
: adhesiveness sense 1
Resins find wide use as an additive in commercial printing inks; they modify the adhesivity, film toughness and glossiness of ink.N. Krishna Reddy, Intaglio Simultaneous Color Printmaking, 1988

Word History


adhesive entry 1 + -ity

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adhesivity was in 1893

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“Adhesivity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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