self-ad·​he·​sive ˌself-əd-ˈhē-siv How to pronounce self-adhesive (audio)
: having a side coated with an adhesive that sticks without wetting
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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Craft easy magnetic picture frames with a square punch, a self-adhesive magnetic sheet, and paint chips. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 May 2023 More often than not, there’s a self-adhesive secret behind-the-scenes that’s keeping everything looking right and tight. Natalie Alcala, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2023 Refresh your countertops without the high cost and stress by using self-adhesive paper. Bryce Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-adhesive was in 1958

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“Self-adhesive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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