Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Adhering; clinging; sticky.

Part of speech: noun

Something that causes adhesion.

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Usage examples "adhesive":

  1. At the most scorching times of the day, they continue supple, elastic and more and more adhesive. - "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
  2. Able to do, as adhesive, etc. - "1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading", B. A. Hathaway.
  3. Outside the show- yard, too, the streets were lined with long rows of nondescripts, scraping the adhesive clay off the shoes of the people leaving the show. - "Grain and Chaff from an English Manor", Arthur H. Savory.