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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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Noun1.adhesiveness - the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different compositionadhesiveness - the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition; "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"
stickiness - the property of sticking to a surface


[ədˈhiːzɪvnɪs] nadesività
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Besides, from the ashes of the burned scraps of the whale, a potent ley is readily made; and whenever any adhesiveness from the back of the whale remains clinging to the side, that ley quickly exterminates it.
She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
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