Meaning of ADHESIVE in English

ADHESIVE

/ ədˈhiːsɪv; NAmE ; -ˈhiːz-/ noun , adjective

■ noun

[ C , U ] a substance that you use to make things stick together

■ adjective

that can stick to sth

SYN sticky :

adhesive tape

—see also self-adhesive

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WORD ORIGIN

late 17th cent. (in the sense tending to adhere or cling to ): from French adhésif , -ive , from the verb adhérer , from Latin adhaerere stick to, from ad- to + haerere to stick.

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