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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-hee-siv, -ziv]
    • /ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-hee-siv, -ziv]
    • /ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv/

Definitions of adhesiveness word

  • adjective adhesiveness coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages. 1
  • adjective adhesiveness sticking fast; sticky; clinging. 1
  • adjective adhesiveness Physics. of or relating to the molecular force that exists in the area of contact between unlike bodies and that acts to unite them. 1
  • noun adhesiveness a substance that causes something to adhere, as glue or rubber cement. 1
  • noun adhesiveness adhesive tape. 1
  • noun adhesiveness Philately. a postage stamp with a gummed back, as distinguished from one embossed or printed on an envelope or card. 1

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Origin of adhesiveness

First appearance:

before 1660
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1660-70; adhes(ion) + -ive

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Parts of speech for Adhesiveness


adhesiveness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

adhesiveness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adhesiveness

noun adhesiveness

  • grip — the act of grasping; a seizing and holding fast; firm grasp.
  • attachment — If you have an attachment to someone or something, you are fond of them or loyal to them.
  • cling — If you cling to someone or something, you hold onto them tightly.
  • adherence — Adherence is the fact of adhering to a particular rule, agreement, or belief.
  • bond — A bond between people is a strong feeling of friendship, love, or shared beliefs and experiences that unites them.

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