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 (ăd-hē′sĭv, -zĭv)
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).
A substance, such as paste or cement, that provides or promotes adhesion.

ad·he′sive·ly adv.
ad·he′sive·ness n.
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Marya Ignacio weaves her hair with her fingers watching as the curls separate adhesively from her sweat-dripped forehead.
Some manufacturers' car parts are adhesively joined rather than welded and a nominal thickness of the anodic layer of between two and 10 microns is required, above which there is a risk of components pulling apart under stress.
While the cabs have historically been made of steel, the TX is produced with adhesively bonded aluminum, which Ancona says presented some design challenges in that the aluminum sections for the vehicle's frame are larger than those made with steel, yet they had to increase the package size for occupants (including making the vehicle handicapped accessible) while not making it wider than the existing car and not being able to make it much longer because they had to take tight turning circles into account.
Adhesively bonded joints are frequently used in design of light weight components such as vehicles and aircraft frames.
These joint often span over larger flange lengths and are adhesively bonded.
2-lb) composite cover with four molded inserts plus a magnet (to remove metal shavings from transaxle fluid) that is adhesively bonded to the cover in a post-molding step.
A thickness of only 1 millimetre is sufficient when the crowns are adhesively cemented.
Adhesively bonded aluminum and FRP hybrid with optimum surface treatment can be a promising material for high performance lightweight automotive application.
Based in Durham, CT, Weld Mount's line of adhesively bonded fasteners are designed for applications such as wire tie mounts, hose and cable clamps, studs, standoffs, and floating nut plates.
028), showing that an increase in crosshead speed predicts a decrease in fracture resistance of adhesively restored premolars ([R.
Chan, "The transmission of Lamb waves across adhesively bonded lap joints," The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol.
The topics include the elasto-plastic and damage analysis of trusses subjected to cyclic loading, damage index proposal applied to quasi-fragile materials simulated using the lattice discrete element method, the parametric identification of a damage model for predicting the lifetime of adhesively bonded joints, the influence of residual stresses on the damage of composite laminates under tensile loading, and developing a unified visco-plastic damage model to analyze the crashworthiness of boron steel safety components with tailored microstructures.