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  • 1 tenacious — adjective Etymology: Latin tenac , tenax tending to hold fast, from tenēre to hold Date: 1607 1. a. not easily pulled apart ; cohesive < a tenacious metal > b. tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance < tenacious burs > …

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  • 2 adhesive — I. adjective Date: 1670 1. tending to remain in association or memory 2. tending to adhere or cause adherence 3. prepared for adhering • adhesively adverb • adhesiveness noun II. noun …

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  • 3 adhesive — 1. adjective /ædˈhi.sɪv/ a) Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. b) Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. See Also: adhere, adherence, adhe …

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  • 4 adhesive — ad•he•sive [[t]ædˈhi sɪv, zɪv[/t]] adj. 1) coated with glue, mastic, or other sticky substance: adhesive bandages[/ex] 2) tending to adhere; sticking fast; clinging 3) a substance that causes something to adhere, as glue 4) adhesive tape 5) phi a …

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  • 5 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.),… …

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  • 6 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}… …

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  • 7 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}… …

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  • 8 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}… …

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  • 9 ropy — also ropey adjective (ropier; est) Date: 15th century 1. a. capable of being drawn into a thread ; viscous; also tending to adhere in stringy masses b. having a gelatinous or slimy quality from bacterial or fungal contamination < ropy milk > …

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  • 10 adherent — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French or Latin; Anglo French adheirdant, adherent, from Latin adhaerent , adhaerens, present participle of adhaerēre Date: 15th century 1. able or tending to adhere 2. connected or associated… …

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  • 11 Henry Jones Thaddeus — (1859 ndash; 1929) was a realist and portrait painter born and trained in County Cork, Ireland. Early life and education Born Henry Thaddeus Jones, he entered the Cork School of Art when he was only ten years old. There he would study under the… …

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  • 12 adhesive — 1. Relating to, or having the characteristics of, an adhesion. 2. Any material that adheres to a surface or causes adherence between surfaces. * * * ad·he·sive hē siv, ziv adj 1 a) tending to adhere or cause adherence <adhesive resins> b)… …

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  • 13 tenacious — Sticky; denoting tenacity. [L. tenax (tenac ), fr. teneo, to hold] * * * te·na·cious tə nā shəs adj tending to adhere or cling esp. to another substance: VISCOUS <coughed up 150 cc. of thick tenacious sputum (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)> * * * …

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  • 14 ropy — also rop·ey rō pē adj, rop·i·er; est 1) capable of being drawn into a thread: VISCOUS also tending to adhere in stringy masses 2) having a gelatinous or slimy quality from bacterial or fungal contamination <ropy milk> rop·i·ness n …

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  • 15 adhesive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sticky, gluey, tenacious. n. adherent; glue, cement, etc. See coherence. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. adhering, adherent, sticking, sticky, glutinous, resinous, gummy, viscid, viscous, gluey,… …

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  • 16 adhesional — adj. tending to adhere …

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  • 17 adhesive — ad he·sive || sɪv n. adhesive substance, substance which causes one thing to stick to another, glue adj. tending to adhere, sticky; tenacious …

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  • 18 adhesives — ad he·sive || sɪv n. adhesive substance, substance which causes one thing to stick to another, glue adj. tending to adhere, sticky; tenacious …

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  • 19 legalistic — adj. tending to adhere to the law or to a particular set of rules …

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  • 20 adhesive — a. 1. Sticking, clinging, tending to adhere. 2. Sticky, tenacious, viscid, viscous, glutinous, gummy …

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