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Adhesive meaning

adhesive - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
  2. 2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
  3. 3. Sticking; tenacious.

adhesive - examples of usage

  1. Adhesive is the scientific, sticking or sticky the popular word. That which is adhesive tends to join itself to the surface of any other body with which it is placed in contact; cohesive expresses the tendency of particles of the same substance to hold together. Polished plate glass is not adhesive, but such plates packed together are intensely cohesive. An adhesive plaster is in popular language a sticking- plaster. Sticky expresses a more limited, and generally annoying, degree of the same quality. Glutinous, gummy, viscid, and viscous are applied to fluid or semi- fluid substances, as pitch or tar.
  2. As she stepped out of it, I saw why she had peeled it off like you would a piece of adhesive tape: It was a warm day, and she wore no undergarments. - "Backlash", Winston Marks.
  3. His hat is held in his left hand behind his back possibly with a view to assist in balancing him, and to avoid too much strain on the adhesive powers that keep the back of his legs firmly attached to the bench. - "Faces and Places", Henry William Lucy.
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