Origin of adhesive
Examples from the Web for adhesiveness
Historical Examples of adhesiveness
Linseed oils, raw and boiled, which are used to give consistency, adhesiveness and also elasticity to the coat when dry.Handwork in Wood
Adhesiveness seems to be the head and front, the bones and the blood, of their creed.
Acquisitiveness is an essential trait of aristocracy, and adhesiveness of its perpetuity.The Origin of Man and of his Superstitions
Though the root-meaning seems rather that of clamminess or adhesiveness, as found in Sansc.The River-Names of Europe
Directly above Inhabitiveness and Adhesiveness, Continuity is located.
1660s, from French adhésif, formed in French from Latin adhaes-, past participle stem of adhaere (see adherent).
1881, from adhesive (adj.). Originally of postage stamps (adhesive stamp is attested from 1840). Of substances that cause to adhere by 1900.