a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower.
sticking; clinging; :
an adherent substance.
bound by contract or other formal agreement:
the nations adherent to the Geneva Convention.
Grammar. standing before and modifying a noun; attributive.
(usually foll by of) a supporter or follower
sticking, holding fast, or attached
late 14c., from Old French adherent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (nominative adhaerens), present participle of adhaerere “stick to,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + haerere “to stick” (see hesitation).
“follower, associate, supporter,” early 15c., from Old French adherent or directly from Latin adhaerentem (see adherent (adj.)). Meaning “adhesive substance” is from 1912.
to stay attached; stick fast; cleave; cling (usually followed by to): The mud adhered to his shoes. Physics. (of two or more dissimilar substances) to be united by a molecular force acting in the area of contact. to be devoted in support or allegiance; be attached as a follower or upholder (usually followed by to): […]
the act or state of adhering; state of being adhered or united: the adhesion of parts united by growth. steady or devoted attachment, support, etc.; adherence. assent; concurrence. Physics. the molecular force of attraction in the area of contact between unlike bodies that acts to hold them together. Compare (def 2). Pathology. the abnormal union […]
adhesiotomy adhesiotomy ad·he·si·ot·o·my (ād-hē’zē-ŏt’ə-mē) n. Surgical division or separation of adhesions.
coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages. sticking fast; sticky; clinging. Physics. of or relating to the molecular force that exists in the area of contact between unlike bodies and that acts to unite them. a substance that causes something to , as glue or rubber cement. . Philately. a postage […]
- Adhesive bandage
a bandage consisting of a small pad of gauze affixed to a strip of adhesive tape. adhesive bandage n. A dressing of absorbent gauze affixed to plastic or fabric coated with a pressure-sensitive adhesive.