adhesive


adhesive
A substance (like glue) that is used to join two substances. An adhesive must bond both mating surfaces through specific adhesion (molecular attraction), through mechanical anchoring (by flowing into holes in porous surfaces), or through fusion (partial solution of both surfaces in the adhesive or its solvent vehicle). Various descriptive adjectives are used with the term adhesive to indicate types, such as: 1. physical form -- liquid adhesive, film adhesive, etc. 2. composition -- resin adhesive, rubber adhesive, silicone based, mastic, etc. 3. end use -- metal-to-metal adhesive, plastic adhesive, rubber adhesive 4. application -- sprayable adhesive, hot melt adhesive, etc.
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  • Adhesive — Ad*he sive, a. [Cf. F. adh[ e]sif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Thomson. [1913 Webster] {Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}. {Adhesive inflammation} (Surg.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adhesive — [ad hē′siv, ad hē′ziv; ədhē′ziv] adj. [Fr adhésif < L adhaesus, pp. of adhaerere: see ADHERE] 1. sticking and not coming loose; clinging 2. made so as to adhere n. 1. an adhesive substance, as glue 2. Philately an adhesive postage stamp… …   English World dictionary

  • adhesive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ causing adherence; sticky. ► NOUN ▪ an adhesive substance. DERIVATIVES adhesively adverb adhesiveness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Adhesive — Adhesive. См. Адгезив. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • adhesive — index coadunate, coherent (joined), cohesive (sticking) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • adhesive — [adj] sticking adherent, adhering, agglutinant, attaching, clinging, clingy, gelatinous, glutinous, gooey, gummed, gummy, holding, hugging, mucilaginous, pasty, resinous, sticky, tenacious, viscid, viscous, waxy; concepts 488,606 Ant. inadhesive …   New thesaurus

  • Adhesive — Glue redirects here. For other uses, see Glue (disambiguation). For the band, see Adhesive (band). Nitrocellulose adhesive outside a tube An adhesive, or glue, is a mixture in a liquid or semi liquid state that adheres or bonds items together.… …   Wikipedia

  • adhesive — adhesively, adv. adhesiveness, n. /ad hee siv, ziv/, adj. 1. coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages. 2. sticking fast; sticky; clinging. 3. Physics. of or pertaining to the molecular force that exists in the …   Universalium

  • adhesive — 1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an adhesion. 2. Any material that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces. * * * ad·he·sive hē siv, ziv adj 1 a) tending to adhere or cause adherence <adhesive resins> b)… …   Medical dictionary

  • adhesive — {{11}}adhesive (adj.) 1660s, from Fr. adhésif, formed in French from L. adhaes , pp. stem of adhaere (see ADHERENT (Cf. adherent)). {{12}}adhesive (n.) 1881, from ADHESIVE (Cf. adhesive) (adj.). Originally of postage stamps (adhesive stamp is… …   Etymology dictionary


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