Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun adhesive

1 sense of adhesive

Sense 1
adhesive material, adhesive agent, adhesive -- (a substance that unites or bonds surfaces together)
       => material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")

Antonyms of adj adhesive

1 sense of adhesive

Sense 1
adhesive (vs. nonadhesive) -- (tending to adhere)

nonadhesive (vs. adhesive) -- (not tending to adhere)
        => nonglutinous, nonviscid -- (not resembling glue in texture)
        => nonresinous, non-resinous, nonresiny, non-resiny -- (not having resin)
        => ungummed -- (not treated with adhesive gum)

Similarity of adj adhesive

1 sense of adhesive

Sense 1
adhesive (vs. nonadhesive) -- (tending to adhere)
       => adherent -- (sticking fast)
       => agglutinate, agglutinative -- (united as if by glue)
       => bondable -- (capable of holding together or cohering; as particles in a mass)
       => coherent, tenacious -- (sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs")
       => cohesive -- (causing cohesion; "a cohesive agent")
       => gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous -- (having the sticky properties of an adhesive)
       => gooey, icky -- (soft and sticky)
       => gum-like -- (resembling chewing gum)
       => gummed, gummy -- (covered with adhesive gum)
       => pitchy, resinous, resiny, tarry -- (having the characteristics of pitch or tar)
       => self-sealing -- (seals without the application of moisture; "self-sealing envelopes")
       => stick-on -- (of something (a paper label or postage stamp) gummed in advance; "stick-on labels")
       => sticky -- (covered with an adhesive material)

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