Definitions for adhesiveædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ad•he•siveædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv(adj.)
coated with glue, mastic, or other sticky substance:
tending to adhere; sticking fast; clinging.
(n.)a substance that causes something to adhere, as glue.
Ref: adhesive tape.
a postage or revenue stamp with a gummed back.
Origin of adhesive:
adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesive(adj)
a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
tending to adhere
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
adhesive(noun)ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv
a substance that makes things stick
powerful adhesives; adhesive tape
A substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.
Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
Origin: From adhésif, from as if *, from adhasus, past participle of adhaerere; see adhere.
sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances
apt or tending to adhere; clinging
An adhesive is any substance that, when applied to the surfaces of materials, binds the surfaces 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 form, its chemical form, the type of materials it is used to join, or the conditions under which it is applied. The use of adhesives offers many advantages over other binding techniques such as sewing, welding, bolting, screwing, etc. These advantages include the ability to bind different materials together, the ability to distribute stress more efficiently across the joint, the cost effectiveness of an easily mechanized process, an improvement in aesthetic design, and an increased design flexibility. Disadvantages of adhesive use include decreased stability at high temperatures, relative weakness in bonding large objects with a small bonding surface area, and greater difficulty in separating objects during testing. Adhesives may be found naturally or be produced synthetically. The earliest use of adhesive-like substances by humans was approximately 200,000 years ago. From then until the 1900s, increases in adhesive use and discovery were relatively gradual. Only since the last century has the development of synthetic adhesives accelerated rapidly, and innovation in the field continues to the present.
Translations for adhesive
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
able to adhere; sticky
- دَبِق، لَصُوق، لَزِجArabic
- adesivoPortuguese (BR)
- přilnavý, lepivýCzech
- klæbende; klister-Danish
- κολλητικός, αυτοκόλλητοςGreek
- adherente, adhesivoSpanish
- 점착성 있는Korean
- lipīgs; pielīpošsLatvian
- pita pelekatMalay
- klebrig, lim-Norwegian
- lepki, lepiącyPolish
- priľnavý, lepiaciSlovak
- som fastnar, självhäftandeSwedish
- 能黏著的，有黏性的Chinese (Trad.)
- липкий, клейкийUkrainian
- چپکنے والا ، جُڑنے والاUrdu
- 能粘着的，有粘性的Chinese (Simp.)
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