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ad·he·sive

 (ăd-hē′sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.
1. Tending to adhere; sticky.
2. Gummed so as to adhere.
3. Tending to persist; difficult if not impossible to shake off: "He feels an adhesive dread, a sudden acquaintance with the ... darker side of mankind" (George F. Will).
n.
A substance, such as paste or cement, that provides or promotes adhesion.

ad·he′sive·ly adv.
ad·he′sive·ness n.

adhesive

(ədˈhiːsɪv)
adj
1. able or designed to adhere; sticky: adhesive tape.
2. tenacious or clinging
n
a substance used for sticking objects together, such as glue, cement, or paste
adˈhesively adv
adˈhesiveness n

ad•he•sive

(ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv)

adj.
1. coated with glue, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages.
2. tending to adhere; sticking fast; clinging.
n.
3. a substance that causes something to adhere, as glue.
5. a postage or revenue stamp with a gummed back.
[1660–70]
ad•he′sive•ly, adv.
ad•he′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adhesive - a substance that unites or bonds surfaces togetheradhesive - a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
birdlime, lime - a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
spirit gum - an adhesive solution made of gum and ether and used to attach false hair to skin
binder - something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface
cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
library paste, paste - an adhesive made from water and flour or starch; used on paper and paperboard
rubber cement - an adhesive made by dissolving unvulcanized rubber in a solvent like benzene or naphtha
epoxy, epoxy glue, epoxy resin - a thermosetting resin; used chiefly in strong adhesives and coatings and laminates
Adj.1.adhesive - tending to adhereadhesive - tending to adhere      
nonadhesive - not tending to adhere

adhesive

noun
1. glue, cement, gum, paste, mucilage Glue the mirror in with a strong adhesive.

adhesive

adjective
Having the property of adhering:
Translations
دَبِق، لَصُوق، لَزِجمَادَّة لَاصِقَه
lepidlolepivýpřilnavý
klæbemiddelklæbendeklisterklister-lim
ragasztó
límlím-
priľnavý
yapışkanyapıştırıcı madde

adhesive

[ədˈhiːzɪv]
A. ADJadhesivo
B. Nadhesivo m, pegamento m
C. CPD adhesive plaster Nesparadrapo m
adhesive tape N (= stationery) → cinta f adhesiva, Scotch ® m, celo m (Med) → esparadrapo m

adhesive

[ədˈhiːsɪv]
adjadhésif/ive
n (= glue) → adhésif madhesive tape nruban m adhésif, scotch® m
a bit of adhesive tape → un morceau de ruban adhésif

adhesive

nKlebstoff m
adjhaftend; (more firmly) → klebend; to be highly/not very adhesivesehr/nicht gut haften/kleben; adhesive labelHaftetikett nt; adhesive plasterHeftpflaster nt; adhesive strength/powersAdhäsionskraft f; (of glue)Klebekraft f

adhesive

[ədˈhiːzɪv]
1. adjadesivo/a
adhesive tape (Brit, YYY) (for parcels) → nastro adesivo (Am) (Med) → cerotto adesivo
2. nadesivo

adhesion

(ədˈhiːʒən) noun
the act or quality of adhering (to).
adˈhesive (-siv) adjective
able to adhere; sticky. adhesive tape.
noun
a substance which makes things stick. The tiles would not stick as he was using the wrong adhesive.

ad·he·sive

n. adhesivo, tela adhesiva;
___ stripsesparadrapo;
a.
___ intestinal obstructionobstrucción intestinal adhesiva.

adhesive

adj & n adhesivo
References in classic literature ?
The meadow was searched in vain; and he got over the stile into the next field, looking with dying hope towards a small pond which was now reduced to its summer shallowness, so as to leave a wide margin of good adhesive mud.
Jacob, to whom this once indifferent brother had all at once become a sort of sweet-tasted fetish, stroked David's best coat with his adhesive fingers, and then hugged him with an accompaniment of that mingled chuckling and gurgling by which he was accustomed to express the milder passions.
With a second peculiar flourish he prevented the poee-poee from dropping to the ground as he raised it to his mouth, into which the finger was inserted and drawn forth perfectly free from any adhesive matter.
From a too well-stocked memory the Inspector drew one short adhesive word which surprises by itself even unblushing Ethiopia.
Once, twice, and again in his peroration he repeated his demand, using always--that they might see he was acquainted with their local argot--using always, I say, the word which the Inspector had given him in England long ago--the short, adhesive word which, by itself, surprises even unblushing Ethiopia.
He returned alone, weeping, with news that young O'Hara, to whom he had been doing nothing in particular, had hailed a scarlet-bearded nigger on horseback; that the nigger had then and there laid into him with a peculiarly adhesive quirt, picked up young O'Hara, and borne him off at full gallop.
They all appear to be adhesive, and there is a distinct odour of lime-cream.
Therefore I do not doubt that little folds of skin, which originally served as ovigerous frena, but which, likewise, very slightly aided the act of respiration, have been gradually converted by natural selection into branchiae, simply through an increase in their size and the obliteration of their adhesive glands.
Piccadilly was a trench of raw white fog, rimmed with blurred street-lamps, and lined with a thin coating of adhesive mud.
I had originally closed the envelope in the usual way by moistening the adhesive point and pressing it on the paper beneath, and when I now tried it with my finger, after a lapse of full three-quarters of an hour, the envelope opened on the instant, without sticking or tearing.
And there was not a list, in all the Circumlocution Office, of places that might fall vacant anywhere within half a century, from a lord of the Treasury to a Chinese consul, and up again to a governor-general of India, but as applicants for such places, the names of some or of every one of these hungry and adhesive Barnacles were down.
On a certain day, some wretched infant having purchased the damp gingerbread-horse (fearfully out of condition), and the adhesive bird-cage, which had been exposed for the day's sale, he had taken a tin box from under his stool to produce a relay of those dreadful specimens, and was going to look in at the lid, when he said to himself, pausing: 'Oh