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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.

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Origin of cohesive

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

OTHER WORDS FROM cohesive

co·he·sive·ly, adverbco·he·sive·ness, nounnon·co·he·sive, adjectiveun·co·he·sive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cohesive

cohesive
/ (kəʊˈhiːsɪv) /

adjective

characterized by or causing cohesion
tending to cohere or stick together

Derived forms of cohesive

cohesively, adverbcohesiveness, noun
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