The taking of Mekka was soon followed by the adhesion of all Arabia.
With the adhesion of New York all serious anxiety came to an end.
adhesion, then, is the force that makes things cling to each other when they are very close together.
It is the adhesion of woman to this view of the case which puzzles us a little at first.
The adhesion of Genoa was secured, and a road thereby obtained into central Italy.
In other instances it is due to an adhesion of the pedicel to the side of the fruit.
Munroe adhered to the coalition, but his adhesion was kept a profound secret till the time came for action.
The attendant judges, each in his place, now added their adhesion.
He had come to bring some message from the convalescent August, and had been detained by the attraction of adhesion.
The cohesion of the water to itself is not so strong as its adhesion to the glass.
1620s, from French adhésion or directly from Latin adhaesionem (nominative adhaesio) "a sticking to," noun of action from past participle stem of adhaerare (see adherent).
Adhesion is generally used in the material, and adherence in the metaphysical sense. [Johnson]
adhesion ad·he·sion (ād-hē'zhən)
A condition in which body tissues that are normally separate grow together.
A fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures.
The union of opposing surfaces of a wound, especially in healing. Also called conglutination.