bonding

noun

bond·​ing ˈbän-diŋ How to pronounce bonding (audio)
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 (such as porcelain) to a tooth surface especially for cosmetic purposes

Examples of bonding in a Sentence

He and his dad spent the weekend together for some male bonding. this epoxy has good bonding for glass and ceramics
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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bonding was in 1969

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“Bonding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonding. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

bonding

noun
bond·​ing
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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