glutinous

adjective glu·ti·nous \ ˈglüt-nəs , ˈglü-tə-nəs \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of glutinous

:having the quality of glue :gummy

glutinously

adverb

Examples of glutinous in a Sentence

  1. a bad horror movie from the 1950s about a glutinous blob that devoured Manhattan

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Origin and Etymology of glutinous

Middle English, from Latin glutinosus, from glutin-, gluten

glutinous Synonyms

Synonyms
adherent, adhesive, clingy, gluey, sticky, gummy, tacky, tenacious, viscid
Antonyms
nonadhesive
Related Words
gelatinous, gooey, ropy (also ropey), syrupy, viscous; pitchy, tarry
Near Antonyms
nonviscous

GLUTINOUS Defined for Kids

glutinous

adjective glu·ti·nous \ ˈglü-tə-nəs \

Definition of glutinous for Students

:like glue :sticky
  • glutinous oatmeal

Medical Dictionary

glutinous

adjective glu·ti·nous \ ˈglüt-nəs, -ᵊn-əs \

medical Definition of glutinous

:having the quality of glue especially in physical properties


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