1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.
2. 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.
n : adhesive tape used in dressing wounds [syn: plaster, sticking