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adhesive   (ād-hē'sĭv)  Pronunciation Key 
Noun   A substance, such as paste or cement, that causes two surfaces to stick together. Adhesives are made of gelatin or other substances, such as epoxy, resin, or polyethylene.

Adjective   Relating to adhesion.
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