Definition of “adhesive” - English Dictionary

“adhesive” in British English

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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)

“adhesive” in American English

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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)