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EtymologyEdit

From French adhésif, from Latin as if *adhaesivus, from *adhaesus, the hypothetical perfect passive participle of adhaereō; see adhere.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ædˈhi.sɪv/
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AdjectiveEdit

adhesive (comparative more adhesive, superlative most adhesive)

  1. sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances
  2. apt or tending to adhere; clinging

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NounEdit

adhesive (plural adhesives)

  1. a substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion

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