Ad*he"sive (#), a. [Cf. F. adh'esif.]
Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
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.
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