Meaning of ADHESIVE in English

— adhesively , adv. — adhesiveness , n.

/ad hee"siv, -ziv/ , adj.

1. coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages.

2. sticking fast; sticky; clinging.

3. Physics. of or pertaining to the molecular force that exists in the area of contact between unlike bodies and that acts to unite them.


4. a substance that causes something to adhere, as glue or rubber cement.

5. See adhesive tape .

6. Philately. a postage stamp with a gummed back, as distinguished from one embossed or printed on an envelope or card.

[ 1660-70; ADHES(ION) + -IVE ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .