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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Examples of self-adhesive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Also in the box are two self-adhesive foam pads, a tear-open pack containing M3 and Phillips/Hex power supply screws, a spare drive-cage screw, and an extra screw for the vertical-graphics-card bracket. PCMAG, 30 May 2024 All peel-and-stick wallpapers have a self-adhesive backing that can be peeled back before sticking it on the wall. Nor'adila Hepburn, Southern Living, 2 May 2024 The tiles are self-adhesive and can be applied directly to the wall without the need for grout. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Dec. 2023 Drape a pinecone garland across the door frame using self-adhesive hooks or clips. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Nov. 2023 Cons Some of the self-adhesive hooks lost their stickiness during testing. L.a. Hubilla, Peoplemag, 21 Sep. 2023 The self-adhesive stickers can be worn up to seven days and have an easy application. Nykia Spradley, Glamour, 7 Sep. 2023 Apply the panels one at a time according to the manufacturer's instructions, which might involve applying adhesive paste first or pressing the self-adhesive backing to the wall. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2023 Flocking Methods While some people go as far as to use soap shavings, shaving cream, and even coconut to flock their trees, the most popular options are 1) flocking kits, 2) flocking sprays, or 3) self-adhesive flocking powder. Rachel Silva, ELLE Decor, 7 Aug. 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 14 Jun. 2024.

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