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ad·he·sive  (d-hsv, -zv)
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·hesive·ly adv.
ad·hesive·ness n.

adhesive [ədˈhiːsɪv]
1. able or designed to adhere; sticky adhesive tape
2. tenacious or clinging
a substance used for sticking objects together, such as glue, cement, or paste
adhesively  adv
adhesiveness  n

adhesive  (d-hsv)
A substance, such as paste or cement, that causes two surfaces to stick together. Adhesives are made of gelatin or other substances, such as epoxy, resin, or polyethylene.
Relating to adhesion.

adhesive  /dhisv/  adj. able to stick or join s.t. to s.t. else: I used adhesive tape to stick a note on the door.
n. a substance that sticks: Glue is an adhesive. adhesive

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