Nonadhesive



[ad-hee-siv, -ziv] /ædˈhi sɪv, -zɪv/

adjective
1.
coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance:
adhesive bandages.
2.
sticking fast; sticky; clinging.
3.
Physics. of or relating to the molecular force that exists in the area of contact between unlike bodies and that acts to unite them.
noun
4.
a substance that causes something to , as glue or rubber cement.
5.
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6.
Philately. a postage stamp with a gummed back, as distinguished from one embossed or printed on an envelope or card.
/ədˈhiːsɪv/
adjective
1.
able or designed to adhere; sticky: adhesive tape
2.
tenacious or clinging
noun
3.
a substance used for sticking objects together, such as glue, cement, or paste
adj.

1660s, from French adhésif, formed in French from Latin adhaes-, past participle stem of adhaere (see adherent).
n.

1881, from adhesive (adj.). Originally of postage stamps (adhesive stamp is attested from 1840). Of substances that cause to adhere by 1900.

adhesive ad·he·sive (ād-hē’sĭv, -zĭv)
adj.

n.
A substance that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces.
adhesive
(ād-hē’sĭv)
Noun A substance, such as paste or cement, that causes two surfaces to stick together. Adhesives are made of gelatin or other substances, such as epoxy, resin, or polyethylene.

Adjective Relating to adhesion.

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