Psychology, Animal Behavior.
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.
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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How to use bonding in a sentence
Youth sports — soccer, basketball, cross-country, swimming, whether held indoors or out, a source of American pride, prestige and bonding — were among the first gatherings to be allowed post-lockdown.Youth sports have been hit with few coronavirus outbreaks so far. Why is ice hockey so different? | Ariana Eunjung Cha, Karin Brulliard | December 4, 2020 | Washington Post
I found that some lying – by being so obviously false – is used primarily as a way of bonding and forming loyalty within groups.‘I Won The Election’ – How Powerful People Use Lousy Lies To Twist Reality | LGBTQ-Editor | November 25, 2020 | No Straight News
It also uses a proprietary soil mix that has a bonding agent that holds the soil together better during shipping and better protects the roots, explains Boomscape CEO Justin Mast.Online garden shop Bloomscape raises $15M Series B, acquires plant care app Vera | Sarah Perez | September 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Separating newborns from mothers awaiting lab test results denied them early skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding, which studies have shown can affect bonding.Federal Investigation Finds Hospital Violated Patients’ Rights by Profiling, Separating Native Mothers and Newborns | by Bryant Furlow, New Mexico In Depth | August 22, 2020 | ProPublica
Early skin-to-skin contact promotes bonding and breastfeeding and has other health benefits.Masks help new moms with COVID-19 safely breastfeed their babies | Aimee Cunningham | July 23, 2020 | Science News
When fathers hold and play with their children, oxytocin and prolactin kick in, priming them for bonding.
So there is nothing wrong with using the charms of, say, Parks and Recreation, to create some solid bonding time.
And if a family is bonding in 2015, it probably involves Game of Thrones or Modern Family.
Only the unworldly could still think this was, at its worst, only an unseemly platonic relationship rather than a serious bonding.
They need to really sell that initial bonding scene, because all the subsequent tension in the film goes back to that sequence.The Unheralded Comedy Genius: Nicholas Stoller on ‘Neighbors,’ Zac Efron’s ‘Darkness,’ and Diddy | Marlow Stern | May 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Subsequently the bonding and not the free port system was adopted in the United Kingdom.
There are now no free ports in France or in French possessions; the bonding system is in force.
This is in contrast to the gravel road, where little dependence is placed upon the bonding effect of the rock dust.
The bonding material is the finer portion of the product of the crusher, which is called screenings.
Screenings having good bonding properties will also be required for the base course.
British Dictionary definitions for bonding
the process by which individuals become emotionally attached to one another: See also pair bond
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