Definition of 'adhesive'
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Their clinching experiment involved a piece of adhesive tape. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I was quite aware there was adhesive glue on my nose - not a nice thought when you're trying to sleep. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'adhesive'
British English: adhesive NOUN
An adhesive is a substance such as glue, which is used to make things stick firmly together.
Glue the mirror in with a strong adhesive.
British English: adhesive ADJECTIVE
An adhesive substance is able to stick firmly to something else.
Definition of adhesive from the Collins English Dictionary
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