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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
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[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.
"You must have become in some degree attached to the house,--you, who have an eye for natural beauties, and a good deal of the organ of Adhesiveness?"
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.
End users who seek to buy shelf liners consider various factors, such as adhesiveness, texture, ease of cleaning, design and shape.
Its adhesiveness, however, depends on how it is used and how the people to whom the gossip is directed react.
Enhanced platelet adhesiveness to the subendothelium and higher protein exudation through vessel wall may promote atherosclerotic tendency.
Texture profile analysis demonstrated that the hardness of the sogurts significantly decreased, while adhesiveness significantly increased, as hypocotyl length increased.
The adhesiveness and viscosity of emulsified meatballs are increased by the addition of curdlan (0.6%) [13], which was effective as fat-replacer in non-fat sausages [14].
There are a few hypotheses to explain the relationship between ECG abnormalities or myocardial injury and acute pancreatitis, which includes: [1] vagally mediated reflexes (cardiobiliary reflex) (2,3); [2] electrolyte abnormalities, such as hypokalemia, hypocalcaemia, hyponatraemia (2); [3] toxic effects of pancreatic proteolytic enzymes on myocardium--trypsin can change platelet adhesiveness, influence the coagulation system and lead to coronary thrombosis (5); [4] coronary artery spasm (3); [5] haemodynamic instability and /or systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) induces cardiac damage such as severe sepsis or septic shock (3); and [6] prothrombotic derangement (3).
The above coating rubber composition for conveyer belts can improve not only the peel force which is a criterion of adhesiveness with the canvas cloth, but also the power-saving capability of the conveyer belt while maintaining the durability thereof.