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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.
Hardness (maximum force required in the first compression of the sample in g), cohesiveness (ratio between the positive area of the curve during the second and the first compression, dimensionless), elasticity (ratio between the time of the second cycle and the first cycle, dimensionless) and adhesiveness parameters (negative area of the force after the first compression, in gs) were evaluated.
This assumption is reinforced by ultrastructure studies showing, in species with adhesive eggs, follicular cells with a large amount of organelles that synthesize mucosubstances that are transferred to the pellucid zone for a strong adhesiveness of the eggs to the substratum (Andrade, Bazzoli, Rizzo, & Sato, 2001; Rizzo et al.
The effect of dietary sucrose on blood lipids, serum insulin, platelet adhesiveness and body weight in human volunteers.
The research also showed that the content of crude fiber positively correlated with shear force and cutting power, but negatively correlated with hardness, adhesiveness and flexibility.
In several locations the stone has stripped off indicating that the binder (bitumen) is losing its adhesiveness.
Authors stated previous research that "Prostaglandin E2 is involved in the classic signs of inflammation and possesses both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory actions; thromboxane A2, formed by platelets, macrophages and polymorphonuclear leukocytes, can induce vasoconstriction and promotes aggregation of platelets as well as adhesiveness of polymorphonuclear neutrophils; leukotriene B4 (LTB4) can not only increase vascular permeability and enhance local blood flow by stimulating neutrophil secretion, but also stimulate other inflammatory substances.
In this regard, an island-structured In metal film can have a higher corrosion resistance because it has islands that are independent of each other preventing the lateral spread (to the neighboring islands) of corrosion even if corrosion of a certain island takes place, provided the adhesiveness of the top coating and undercoating at the gaps of islands is good enough (Figure 4).
You can reposition them again and again, without their losing adhesiveness.