non·​ad·​he·​sive ˌnän-ad-ˈhē-siv How to pronounce nonadhesive (audio)
: not tending to stick : not adhesive
a nonadhesive gauze dressing

Examples of nonadhesive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Covering it in nonadhesive gauze and then wrapping the injury in an ace bandage can ensure the wound stays clean, Dittmore said. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 12 Apr. 2023 Buy plain, white, nonadhesive shelf paper, several small, round sponges and poster paint. Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonadhesive was in 1824

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“Nonadhesive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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