• 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

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