cohesive

[ koh-hee-siv ]
/ koʊˈhi sɪv /
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adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. coherent light,
  2. coherently,
  3. coherer,
  4. cohesion,
  5. cohesionless soil,
  6. cohesive soil,
  7. cohn,
  8. cohn, ferdinand,
  9. cohnheim,
  10. coho

Origin of cohesive

First recorded in 1720–30; cohes(ion) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for cohesiveness

cohesive

/ (kəʊˈhiːsɪv) /

adjective

characterized by or causing cohesion
tending to cohere or stick together
Derived Formscohesively, adverbcohesiveness, noun

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