adhesive

  • 1 Adhesive — Ad*he sive, a. [Cf. F. adh[ e]sif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Thomson. [1913 Webster] {Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}. {Adhesive inflammation} (Surg.),… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 adhesive — [ad hē′siv, ad hē′ziv; ədhē′ziv] adj. [Fr adhésif < L adhaesus, pp. of adhaerere: see ADHERE] 1. sticking and not coming loose; clinging 2. made so as to adhere n. 1. an adhesive substance, as glue 2. Philately an adhesive postage stamp… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 adhesive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing adherence; sticky. ► NOUN ▪ an adhesive substance. DERIVATIVES adhesively adverb adhesiveness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 Adhesive — Adhesive. См. Адгезив. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …

    Словарь металлургических терминов

  • 5 adhesive — index coadunate, coherent (joined), cohesive (sticking) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 adhesive — [adj] sticking adherent, adhering, agglutinant, attaching, clinging, clingy, gelatinous, glutinous, gooey, gummed, gummy, holding, hugging, mucilaginous, pasty, resinous, sticky, tenacious, viscid, viscous, waxy; concepts 488,606 Ant. inadhesive …

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  • 7 Adhesive — Glue redirects here. For other uses, see Glue (disambiguation). For the band, see Adhesive (band). Nitrocellulose adhesive outside a tube An adhesive, or glue, is a mixture in a liquid or semi liquid state that adheres or bonds items together.… …

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  • 8 adhesive — adhesively, adv. adhesiveness, n. /ad hee siv, ziv/, adj. 1. coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages. 2. sticking fast; sticky; clinging. 3. Physics. of or pertaining to the molecular force that exists in the …

    Universalium

  • 9 adhesive — A substance (like glue) that is used to join two substances. An adhesive must bond both mating surfaces through specific adhesion (molecular attraction), through mechanical anchoring (by flowing into holes in porous surfaces), or through fusion… …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 10 adhesive — 1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an adhesion. 2. Any material that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces. * * * ad·he·sive hē siv, ziv adj 1 a) tending to adhere or cause adherence <adhesive resins> b)… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11 adhesive — {{11}}adhesive (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. adhésif, formed in French from L. adhaes , pp. stem of adhaere (see ADHERENT (Cf. adherent)). {{12}}adhesive (n.) 1881, from ADHESIVE (Cf. adhesive) (adj.). Originally of postage stamps (adhesive stamp is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 adhesive — [[t]ædhi͟ːsɪv[/t]] adhesives 1) N MASS An adhesive is a substance such as glue, which is used to make things stick firmly together. Glue the mirror in with a strong adhesive. 2) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An adhesive substance is able to stick firmly… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 adhésive — ● adhésif, adhésive adjectif (latin médiéval adhaesivus) Se dit d un produit, d une matière qui permet l adhérence de deux surfaces : Bande adhésive. Ruban adhésif. ● adhésif, adhésive (synonymes) adjectif (latin médiéval adhaesivus) Se dit d un… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 14 adhesive — ad|he|sive [ədˈhi:sıv] n [U and C] a substance such as glue that you use to stick two things together ▪ waterproof adhesive >adhesive adj ▪ adhesive tape …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 adhesive — I UK [ədˈhiːsɪv] / US [ədˈhɪsɪv] noun [countable] Word forms adhesive : singular adhesive plural adhesives a substance used for making things stick together II UK [ədˈhiːsɪv] / US [ədˈhɪsɪv] adjective able to stick to things or to make things… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 adhesive — ad|he|sive1 [ əd hisıv ] noun count a substance used for making things stick together adhesive ad|he|sive 2 [ əd hisıv ] adjective able to stick to things or to make things stick together: adhesive tape/labels …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 adhesive — 1 noun (C) a substance such as glue that can be used to make two things stick together 2 adjective adhesive material sticks to surfaces: adhesive tape …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 adhesive — 1. noun a spray adhesive Syn: glue, fixative, gum, paste, cement, mucilage; informal stickum 2. adjective adhesive paper Syn: sticky, tacky, gluey, gummed, stick on, self stick, gooey; viscous …

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  • 19 adhesive — ad•he•sive [[t]ædˈhi sɪv, zɪv[/t]] adj. 1) coated with glue, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages[/ex] 2) tending to adhere; sticking fast; clinging 3) a substance that causes something to adhere, as glue 4) adhesive tape 5) phi a …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 adhesive — I. adjective Date: 1670 1. tending to remain in association or memory 2. tending to adhere or cause adherence 3. prepared for adhering • adhesively adverb • adhesiveness noun II. noun …

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