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1. adhesive

noun. ['ædˈhiːsɪv, ədˈhiːsɪv'] a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together.

Synonyms

  • stuff
  • library paste
  • paste
  • birdlime
  • cement
  • epoxy resin
  • epoxy glue
  • spirit gum
  • adhesive material
  • rubber cement
  • material
  • binder
  • epoxy
  • lime

Antonyms

  • unretentive
  • unmindful
  • divided
  • chromatic

Etymology

  • adhésif (French)

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Rhymes with Adhesive

  • cohesive

How do you pronounce adhesive?

Pronounce adhesive as əˈdhisɪv.

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Sentences with adhesive


1. Adjective
Rub the sticker or adhesive remnants with a rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab or folded paper towel.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If you can't do this, glue the battens to the paneling with construction adhesive.

Quotes about adhesive


1. Glue holds stuff together pretty well. But why not try using guitar music as an adhesive? After all, it’s held many bands together.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

2. adhesive

adjective. ['ædˈhiːsɪv, ədˈhiːsɪv'] tending to adhere.

Synonyms

  • self-sealing
  • adherent
  • icky
  • gooey
  • viscous
  • tenacious
  • gum-like
  • viscid
  • cohesive
  • stick-on
  • pitchy
  • gummed
  • glutinous
  • sticky
  • bondable
  • resinous
  • coherent
  • resiny
  • agglutinate
  • mucilaginous
  • gluey
  • pasty
  • tarry
  • agglutinative

Antonyms

  • puncturable
  • leader
  • good
  • thin

Etymology

  • adhésif (French)
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