• WordNet 3.6
    • adj adhesive tending to adhere
    • n adhesive a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Doctors in Canada use an adhesive similar to Krazy Glue instead of stitches, lowering the possibility of bacterial infection and minimizing scarring
    • Adhesive Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
    • Adhesive Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: On February 10, 1964 the first self-adhesive stamps were issued
    • adhesive Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
    • adhesive Figuratively, cleaving or clinging; adhering; remaining attached; not deviating from.
    • adhesive Gummed; fitted for adhesion: as, adhesive envelops.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Johnson & Johnson created the Band-Aid in 1899 because Robert Wood Johnson attended a lecture concerning the prevention of infection in wounds during surgical operations. The company created the zinc oxide adhesive bandage for surgeons, and launched the consumer version, Band-Aids, in 1921.
    • adj Adhesive sticky: apt to adhere
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  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    “Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. adhésif,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Adhere.


In literature:

However, the principal men have sent in their adhesions in very civil letters to the Duke.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
And no doubt up to this point he gave his adhesion to the words of the preacher.
"Royal Edinburgh" by Margaret Oliphant
It provokes revolt instead of adhesion.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
There is a golden mean in this, as in other things, which parents sometimes miss in their blind adhesion to a false theory.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
Adhesive strong bottom, brought up by the flukes of the anchors in massy lumps.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
On the other hand, the unfastened end may have been more adhesive.
"Happy Days" by Alan Alexander Milne
The necessity of union and social adhesion was seen clearly enough in the Middle Ages.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
Adhesive plaster on top of the blister will prevent the skin from being pulled off.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Utilised because of adhesive qualities for throwing at a target as darts.
"Norman Ten Hundred" by A. Stanley Blicq
The adhesion of Great Britain was to be invited.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
The frequent but not invariable retention of the seed-wing in the cone is due to adhesion.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
Adhesion to the heart and lungs.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
During this year adhesive postage stamps were first used in England.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
But the actual or prospective peanut planter, who has an ash-colored or grayish soil, which is sandy and non-adhesive, is fortunate.
"The Peanut Plant" by B. W. Jones
Sam, fetch me some adhesive, will you?
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
The marriage probably marked Stephen's final adhesion to the Evangelical party.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
Do not let the most adhesive of food betray you into this most disagreeable of habits.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
The bridge is provided with spray-cloths made from white adhesive tape, as outlined in Chapter 9.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
A few Swedish noblemen owned race-horses, and they gave in their adhesion and support.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
In the stamp for letter paper and the adhesive stamp, a profile of the Queen is the principal ornament.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton

In poetry:

Now he would lodge right nobly
And sleep serene, secure,
All in a chamber filled with
Adhesive furniture.
"A Vision Splendid" by Victor James Daley
Then tranced by far Fiesole
Softly I sought to steal away;
But his adhesiveness was grim,
I could not pry apart from him:
And so in our hotel-ward walk
Meekly I listened to his talk.
"Florentine Pilgrim" by Robert W Service
OF obedience, faith, adhesiveness;
As I stand aloof and look, there is to me something profoundly
affecting in large masses of men, following the lead of those
who do not believe in men.
"Thought" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Had been working well in the food application, but once Taylor began mixing its adhesive products in the machine, the seals began to leak .
RIAM, an Ena/VASP and Profilin Ligand , Interacts with Rap1-GTP and Mediates Rap1-Induced Adhesion.
A new way to neatly and securely attach promotional information to the outside of packages has been developed by American Creative Packaging, a division of Wisconsin Label Group here.ssive pressure-sensitive adhesive on the back.
In this paper, we show that soft- lithographic replicas of adhesive-tape masters can be used for patterning mammalian cells on standard polystyrene cell culture-treated Petri dishes.
EMX Industries' UV luminescence sensors are used to detect and verify the presence of UV markings and materials during production processes, responding to materials such as paints, greases, inks and adhesives that have luminescent tracers.
Two proteins interact to save adhesion molecules from degradation, potentially contributing to a more aggressive cancer.
Microfluidic compartments made by casting PDMS on patterned adhesive tape.
Wound healing assay prepared by adhesive tape-based soft lithography.
Contains all of the parts required to supply the correct volumes of factory air to Nordson piston pump adhesive melters and pneumatic dispensing guns.
Adhesion of the middle turbinate to the lateral nasal wall is a common complication of endoscopic sinus surgery.
Has announced the introduction of PURBlueTM 4 adhesive melters, the latest generation of its moisture-curing reactive (PUR) adhesive application systems.
Nordson's Pro-Blue Fulfill integrated melter and adhesive feed system maintains desired adhesive levels in the melter tank to reduce clogged adhesive nozzles and deliver consistent bonding.
Lawsuit against Parson Adhesives settled, company admits to falsely representing drinking water products as NSF certified.
Successfully enforced its certification mark rights against Parson Adhesives, a Rochester Hills, Mich.
Nitrile- phenolic film adhesives are a compelling alternative to liquid adhesives for demanding applications.

In science:

In the presence of appropriate signals, commitment to firm adhesion can be induced through different mechanisms, including recruitment of additional receptors and changes in binding affinity, which increase the escape time from the bound macrostate.
Bistability of cell-matrix adhesions resulting from non-linear receptor-ligand dynamics
Exploring the neighborhood: adhesion-coupled cell mechanosensors.
Bistability of cell-matrix adhesions resulting from non-linear receptor-ligand dynamics
Models for the specific adhesion of cells to cells.
Bistability of cell-matrix adhesions resulting from non-linear receptor-ligand dynamics
Stability of adhesion clusters under constant force.
Bistability of cell-matrix adhesions resulting from non-linear receptor-ligand dynamics
The first determination of a mass function, based on a self-consistent realistic dynamical approximation, is probably due to the works on the adhesion model.
On the cosmological mass function theory
Vergassola et al. (1994), attempted an analytical estimate of the MF with adhesion, by using and extending a number of theorems demonstrated by Sinai (see references in the cited paper).
On the cosmological mass function theory
At variance with adhesion theory, this dynamical approximation is of truncated type, i.e. small-scale power has to be filtered out to avoid small-scale multi-stream regions.
On the cosmological mass function theory
We report measurements of these effects in Au and Ag nanowires with a 1.5 nm thick Ti adhesion layer underneath the deposited metal.
Strong magnetic scattering from TiO$_{x}$ adhesion layers
In this paper we report WL and TDUCF measurements on Au and Ag nanowires that demonstrate anomalous magnetic properties of the TiOx adhesion layer and strongly indicate that the oxidation state of the Ti is responsible.
Strong magnetic scattering from TiO$_{x}$ adhesion layers
Without the adhesion layer, neither Au or Ag samples exhibit signatures of magnetic scattering, as discussed below.
Strong magnetic scattering from TiO$_{x}$ adhesion layers
In one test, a 70 nm Au sample was made with a 1.5 nm thick Ti adhesion layer and cooled to 2 K within an hour of finishing the fabrication process.
Strong magnetic scattering from TiO$_{x}$ adhesion layers
This upturn at high fields is observed in the samples with Ti, and is reduced upon the annealing described above, while no such upturn is seen in samples without an adhesion layer.
Strong magnetic scattering from TiO$_{x}$ adhesion layers
Consider an elastic block with a flat surface in adhesive contact with a hard substrate with a randomly rough surface.
Contact mechanics with adhesion: Interfacial separation and contact area
For adhesive contact, which interests us here, tensile stress occurs at the interface close to the boundary lines of the contact regions.
Contact mechanics with adhesion: Interfacial separation and contact area
Uel(ζ ) is the elastic energy stored at the interface due to the elastic deformation of the solids on length scale shorter than λ = L/ζ , necessary in order to bring the solids into adhesive contact (see below).
Contact mechanics with adhesion: Interfacial separation and contact area