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adhesivenoun [C or U]

uk   /ədˈhiː.sɪv/  us   /ədˈhiː.sɪv/
glue: You'll need a/some strong adhesive to mend that chair.

adhesiveadjective

uk   /ədˈhiː.sɪv/  us   /ədˈhiː.sɪv/
sticky: adhesive tape/paper
(Definition of adhesive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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adhesivenoun [C/U]

 us   /ədˈhi·sɪv, æd-, -zɪv/
glue: [C] Use a water-resistant adhesive.

adhesiveadjective

 us   /ədˈhi·sɪv, æd-, -zɪv/
covered with glue on one or more surfaces; sticky: The pages were held together with adhesive tape.
(Definition of adhesive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adhesive”
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏合剂,黏着剂…
in Turkish yapışkan, yapıştırıcı…
in Russian клей…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏合劑,黏著劑…
in Polish klej…
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