Definition of


  1. (noun, act) faithful support for a cause or political party or religion
    adherence to a fat-free diet
    the adhesion of Seville was decisive
  2. (noun, attribute) the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition
    a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion
  3. (noun, body) a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures
  4. (noun, state) abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

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Synonyms of Adhesion

adherence, adhesiveness, attachment, bond

Alternate forms of Adhesion

Derivations: adhere

Hyponyms: cabalism, ecclesiasticism, kabbalism, royalism, symphysis, synechia, traditionalism

Hypernyms: pathology, scar tissue, stickiness, support

Origin of the word Adhesion

  1. 1620s, from Fr. adh?sion, from L. adhaesionem (nom. adhaesio), noun of action from pp. stem of adhaerare (see adherence).
    "Adhesion is generally used in the material, and adherence in the metaphysical sense." [Johnson]

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Words that sound like Adhesion

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