Adhesive - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ədˈhiːsɪv|  American pronunciation of the word adhesive
Brit.  |ədˈhiːsɪv|  British pronunciation of the word adhesive


- a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together


- tending to adhere


Cover the cut with an adhesive bandage.

...walked barefoot through adhesive, clayey mud...

You'll need a strong adhesive to attach the boards.

...prefers postage stamps coated with adhesive so that she doesn't have to do any licking...

The tape has an adhesive backing.

The sheets are glued together with strong adhesive.

Word forms

singular: adhesive
plural: adhesives
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