Adhesion(n.) The action of sticking; the state of being attached; intimate union; as, the adhesion of glue, or of parts united by growth, cement, or the like.
Adhesion(n.) Adherence; steady or firm attachment; fidelity; as, adhesion to error, to a policy.
Adhesion(n.) Agreement to adhere; concurrence; assent.
Adhesion(n.) The molecular attraction exerted between bodies in contact. See Cohesion.
Adhesion(n.) Union of surface, normally separate, by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.
Adhesion(n.) The union of parts which are separate in other plants, or in younger states of the same plant.
Adhesive(a.) Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
Adhesive(a.) Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
Adhesively(adv.) In an adhesive manner.
Adhesiveness(n.) The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity of union.
Adhesiveness(n.) Propensity to form and maintain attachments to persons, and to promote social intercourse.
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