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adhesive

ad·he·sive

adhesive

 
 
pronunciation:
aed hi sihv
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition: able or likely to adhere; clinging; sticky.
An adhesive bandage was put over the cut.The child fixed the torn page with adhesive tape.
synonyms:
gluey, glutinous, sticky, tenacious
similar words:
cohesive, gummy, mucilaginous, viscid, viscous
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part of speech: noun
definition: an adhesive substance or material such as glue.
You'll need a strong adhesive to hold those pieces together.
synonyms:
cement, glue, paste, solder
similar words:
epoxy, gum, mortar, mucilage, sticker, tape
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derivations: adhesively (adv.), adhesiveness (n.)
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