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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adhesive  \Ad*he"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  adh['e]sif.] 
  1.  Sticky;  tenacious,  as  glutinous  substances. 
 
  2.  Apt  or  tending  to  adhere;  clinging.  --Thomson. 
 
  {Adhesive  attraction}.  (Physics)  See  {Attraction}. 
 
  {Adhesive  inflammation}  (Surg.),  that  kind  of  inflammation 
  which  terminates  in  the  reunion  of  divided  parts  without 
  suppuration. 
 
  {Adhesive  plaster},  a  sticking;  a  plaster  containing  resin, 
  wax,  litharge,  and  olive  oil. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adhesive 
  adj  :  tending  to  adhere  [ant:  {nonadhesive}] 
  n  :  a  substance  that  unites  or  bonds  [syn:  {adhesive  material}] 




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