gluey


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glue

 (glo͞o)
n.
1.
a. A strong liquid adhesive obtained by boiling collagenous animal parts such as bones, hides, and hooves into hard gelatin and then adding water.
b. Any of various similar adhesives, such as paste, mucilage, or epoxy.
2. An adhesive force or factor: Idealism was the glue that held our group together.
tr.v. glued, glu·ing, glues
1. To stick, fasten, or cause to adhere: glued the broken leg of the chair together.
2. To cause to be focused on or directed at something: Our eyes were glued to the stage.

[Middle English glu, from Old French, from Late Latin glūs, glūt-, from Latin glūten.]

glu′ey adj.
glu′i·ness n.

glue•y

(ˈglu i)

adj. glu•i•er, glu•i•est.
1. like glue; viscid; sticky.
2. full of or smeared with glue.
[1350–1400]
glu′ey•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.gluey - having the sticky properties of an adhesive
adhesive - tending to adhere

gluey

adjective
Having the property of adhering:
Translations
enyvesragacsosragadós

gluey

[ˈgluːɪ] ADJpegajoso, viscoso

gluey

adjklebrig

gluey

[ˈgluːɪ] adjappiccicoso/a

gluey

a. gomoso-a, viscoso-a, glutinoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
For that,' Mr Wegg inwardly decides, as he takes a corrective sniff or two, 'is musty, leathery, feathery, cellary, gluey, gummy, and,' with another sniff, 'as it might be, strong of old pairs of bellows.
Apart from moving so nimbly that only the hairs on the tips of their legs make contact with the silk, some arachnids are also able to spin a non-adhesive silk as well as the gluey variety.
He added: "Frankie [Dettori] felt the ground was too gluey for him.
or when kneading sweet, gluey dough deeply with my palms and my wrists,
If it was in January I'd be worried as it would be gluey after plenty of racing but it will be much much fresher.
Scudamore said: "It was hard work out as it is very gluey.
Why do my mashed potatoes end up gluey rather than fluffy like the type I get in restaurants?
The gluey product does not only seal punctures but is claimed also to eliminate under-inflating by sealing all leaks while optimising fuel economy.
Mahmud was uneasy: he missed the gluey feel of blood on his hands, and
Don't overwork the potato as this will make them gluey.
In the April 27 Cell, a team of Harvard researchers announced that an organic compound called norspermidine, found in the biofilm of a soil bacterium, works with certain amino acids to break up the gluey matrix that holds the bacterial clusters together.
Bradstock said of Carruthers: "I'd like to see plenty of rain on Sunday and Monday to make sure it''s not too gluey and then we are there.