/ ədˈhiːsɪv; NAmE ; -ˈhiːz-/ noun , adjective
[ C , U ] a substance that you use to make things stick together
that can stick to sth
SYN sticky :
—see also self-adhesive
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.