Related formsco·he·sive·ly, adverbco·he·sive·ness, nounnon·co·he·sive, adjectivenon·co·he·sive·ly, adverbnon·co·he·sive·ness, nounun·co·he·sive, adjectiveun·co·he·sive·ly, adverbun·co·he·sive·ness, noun
- characterized by or causing cohesion: a cohesive agent.
- cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.
- Physics. of or relating to the molecular force within a body or substance acting to unite its parts.
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British Dictionary definitions for cohesively
Derived Formscohesively, adverbcohesiveness, noun
- characterized by or causing cohesion
- tending to cohere or stick together
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Word Origin and History for cohesively
c.1730 (implied in cohesiveness), from Latin cohaes-, past participle stem of cohaerere (see cohere) + -ive. Related: Cohesively.
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