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bonding

[ bon-ding ]
/ ˈbɒn dɪŋ /
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Definition of bonding

noun
Psychology, Animal Behavior.
  1. a relationship that usually begins at the time of birth between a parent and offspring and that establishes the basis for an ongoing mutual attachment.
  2. the establishment of a pair bond.
a close friendship that develops between adults, often as a result of intense experiences, as those shared in military combat.
Dentistry. a technique or procedure for restoring the discolored or damaged surface of a tooth by coating it with a highly durable resinous material that adheres to the existing enamel.
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Origin of bonding

1670–80, for earlier sense; bond1 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for bonding

bonding
/ (ˈbɒndɪŋ) /

noun
the process by which individuals become emotionally attached to one anotherSee also pair bond
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