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adhesive tape

cotton or other fabric coated with an adhesive substance, used for covering minor injuries on the skin, holding a bandage in place, etc.
Origin of adhesive tape
1930-34 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for adhesive tape
  • Peeling adhesive tape can create nanosecond bursts of x-rays.
  • Basically, the situation resembles detaching a piece of adhesive tape from a table.
  • It can always be repaired later with safety pins or adhesive tape from your toiletries kit.
  • The electrode has to be held in place with an adhesive tape.
  • When it has stopped, tightly wrap the wound dressing with adhesive tape or a piece of clean clothing.
  • On the plane that crashed, adhesive tape had been used to hold shut some windows and panels.
  • At no time should adhesive tape or similar materials, or petroleum products be used to seal connections or repair leaks.
  • If screw caps are used seal the cap with waterproof adhesive tape wound in the direction that tightens the cap.
  • If covers are detached from the body of the book, secure them with linen or white cotton non-adhesive tape.

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