Adhesive attraction
Adhesive Ad*he"sive, a. [Cf. F. adh['e]sif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. [1913 Webster]

2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

{Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}.

{Adhesive inflammation} (Surg.), that kind of inflammation which terminates in the reunion of divided parts without suppuration.

{Adhesive plaster}, a sticking; a plaster containing resin, wax, litharge, and olive oil. [1913 Webster]


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  • Adhesive attraction — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attraction — At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Attraction of gravitation — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adhesive — Ad*he sive, a. [Cf. F. adh[ e]sif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Thomson. [1913 Webster] {Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}. {Adhesive inflammation} (Surg.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adhesive inflammation — Adhesive Ad*he sive, a. [Cf. F. adh[ e]sif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Thomson. [1913 Webster] {Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}. {Adhesive inflammation}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Adhesive plaster — Adhesive Ad*he sive, a. [Cf. F. adh[ e]sif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Thomson. [1913 Webster] {Adhesive attraction}. (Physics) See {Attraction}. {Adhesive inflammation}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adhesive — adhesively, adv. adhesiveness, n. /ad hee siv, ziv/, adj. 1. coated with glue, paste, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages. 2. sticking fast; sticky; clinging. 3. Physics. of or pertaining to the molecular force that exists in the …   Universalium

  • adhesive — A substance (like glue) that is used to join two substances. An adhesive must bond both mating surfaces through specific adhesion (molecular attraction), through mechanical anchoring (by flowing into holes in porous surfaces), or through fusion… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Capillary attraction — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chemical attraction — Attraction At*trac tion, n. [L. attractio: cf. F. attraction.] 1. (Physics) An invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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