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[koh-hee-siv] /koʊˈhi sɪv/

characterized by or causing :
a cohesive agent.
or tending to ; well-integrated; unified:
a cohesive organization.
Physics. of or relating to the molecular force within a body or substance acting to unite its parts.
characterized by or causing cohesion
tending to cohere or stick together

c.1730 (implied in cohesiveness), from Latin cohaes-, past participle stem of cohaerere (see cohere) + -ive. Related: Cohesively.


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