1.Tending to adhere; sticky.
2.Gummed so as to adhere.
3.Tending to persist; difficult if not impossible to shake off: “He feels an adhesive dread, a sudden acquaintance with the . . . darker side of mankind” (George F. Will).
1.A substance, such as paste or cement, that provides or promotes adhesion.
2.Adhesitology and Animal psycology have strong metaphorical links in this theory.