Meaning of ADHESIVE in English

I. -ˈhē-siv, -ziv adjective

Date: 1670

1. : tending to remain in association or memory

2. : tending to adhere or cause adherence

3. : prepared for adhering

• ad·he·sive·ly adverb

• ad·he·sive·ness noun

II. noun

Date: 1912

1. : an adhesive substance (as glue or cement)

2. : a postage stamp with a gummed back

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.