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adherent

adjective uk   /ədˈhɪə.rənt/ us    /-ˈhɪr.ənt/ formal
sticky: an adherent surface

adherent

noun [C] uk   /ədˈhɪə.rənt/ us    /-ˈhɪr.ənt/ formal
a person who strongly supports a particular person, principle, or set of ideas: She has long been an adherent of the Communist Party.
Translations of “adherent”
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏性的, 黏著的,附著的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏性的, 黏着的,附着的…
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