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Definition of the noun adhesive

What does adhesive mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adhesives

  1. a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of adhesive: adhesive agent / adhesive material
    • more generic words: material / stuff = the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    • more specific terms:
      • birdlime / lime = a sticky adhesive that is smeared on small branches to capture small birds
      • spirit gum = an adhesive solution made of gum and ether and used to attach false hair to skin
      • binder = something used to bind separate particles together or facilitate adhesion to a surface
      • cement = something that hardens to act as adhesive material
      • library paste / paste = an adhesive made from water and flour or starch
      • rubber cement = an adhesive made by dissolving unvulcanized rubber in a solvent like benzene or naphtha
    • substance: epoxy resin / epoxy glue / epoxy = a thermosetting resin

Definition of the adjective adhesive

What does adhesive mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more adhesive / most adhesive

  1. tending to adhere

Alternative definition of the adjective adhesive


  1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
  2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.


Adhesive was a Swedish punk rock band that was active between 1994-2002. Though Adhesive played the majority of their concerts in the band's native Sweden, they also toured throughout Europe and North America. All of the Adhesive back catalog is out of print, but used copies of their full lengths show up on eBay, Amazon and GEMM from time to time.

  • genre: Punk rock
  • albums: "From Left to Right", "Prefab Life", "Sideburner", "We Got the Beat", "Yoghurt", "On a Pedestal", "No Better, No Worse"


  1. "Adhesive" is a musical EP of Container.
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  2. "Adhesive" is a composition.


Adhesive is a record label.


Adhesive: An adhesive is any substance applied to the surfaces of materials that binds them together and resists separation. The term "adhesive" may be used interchangeably with glue, cement, mucilage, or paste. Adjectives may be used in conjunction with the word “adhesive” to describe properties based on the substance's physical or chemical form, the type of materials joined, or conditions under which it is applied.

  • also known as 黏合剂

Phrases with Adhesive

  1. adhesive tape
  2. adhesive agent
  3. adhesive bandage
  4. adhesive plaster
  5. adhesive friction
  6. adhesive material
  7. Hot Melt Adhesive

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adhesive

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Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Civil Engineering (2005)

by M.L.Sharman

Civil Engineering adhesive lock [ adhesiye-assembly Civil Engineering age hardening | air drying 21...

Google previewArchitect's Illustrated Pocket Dictionary (2012)

by Nikolas Davies, Erkki Jokiniemi

adhesive additional work see extra work. additive a substance added to a material or process to modify its chemical or physical properties. addressable system, intelligent fire alarm; an electronic installation for indicating the ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Building and Construction Materials (1990)

by Fred Moavenzadeh

Concrete Adhesive Concrete Figure 5 Failure in concrete bonded to concrete, loaded in shear Internationale de la Precontrainte (1982). It is essential for engineers intending to use adhesives on site. 3.1 Surface Preparation Good bonding ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Plastics (2012)

by D.V. Rosato, Marlene G. Rosato

adhesive contact angle The angle formed by a droplet, usually water, in contact with a solid surface, measured from within the droplet.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Adhesive bonding Adhesive bonding is achieved by means of the adhesion of a glue on the surface of the components and the cohesion within the glue. Adhesive bonds are bonding systems, the strength of which is determined not only ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking Tools & Techniques (2009)

by Susan Pickering Rothamel

Adhesive Any compound that can stick two surfaces together is classified as an adhesive. Adhesives come in many forms including liquids, solids, cements, and pastes. According to archival methods, only acid- free, nonyellowing, flexible ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine (2015)

by Glenna R Schroeder-Lein

Civil War doctors also used “adhesive plaster.” This sticky bandage was made by spreading a mixture of resin, olive oil, lard, and lead monoxide on thin muslin. The dried bandage was then rolled for storage and transportation. It could be cut ...

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Music is the subliminal connecting adhesive in film, or at least in narrative feature films. (Carter Burwell)
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Scrabble value of A1D2H4E1S1I1V4E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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