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Synonyms for adhesionædˈhi ʒən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adhesion(noun)

    abnormal union of bodily tissues; most common in the abdomen

    attachment, adherence, adhesiveness, bond

  2. adhesion(noun)

    a fibrous band of scar tissue that binds together normally separate anatomical structures

    attachment, adherence, adhesiveness, bond

  3. adhesiveness, adhesion, adherence, bond(noun)

    the property of sticking together (as of glue and wood) or the joining of surfaces of different composition

    "the mutual adhesiveness of cells"; "a heated hydraulic press was required for adhesion"

    bail, bond certificate, bond paper, adherence, hamper, bail bond, chemical bond, shackle, adhesiveness, attachment, adhesion, trammel, bond, alliance

  4. attachment, adherence, adhesion(noun)

    faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

    "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

    affixation, adherence, bond, fastening, adhesiveness, adhesion, attachment, fond regard


  1. adhesion(noun)


  2. adhesion(noun)

    The ability of a substance to stick to an unlike substance.


  3. adhesion(noun)

    Persistent attachment or loyalty.


  4. adhesion(noun)

    An agreement to adhere.


  5. adhesion(noun)

    An abnormal union of surface by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. adhesion

    An attachment is a feeling that binds a person by ties of heart to another person or thing; we speak of a man's adherence to his purpose, his adhesion to his party, or to anything to which he clings tenaciously, tho with no special tenderness; of his attachment to his church, to the old homestead, or to any persons or objects that he may hold dear. Affection expresses more warmth of feeling; we should not speak of a mother's attachment to her babe, but of her affection or of her devotion. Inclination expresses simply a tendency, which may be good or bad, yielded to or overcome; as, an inclination to study; an inclination to drink. Regard is more distant than affection or attachment, but closer and warmer than esteem; we speak of high esteem, kind regard. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; APPENDAGE; FRIENDSHIP; LOVE; UNION.

    adherence, affection, attachment, devotion, esteem, esteem, estimation, friendship, inclination, love, regard, tenderness, union

    alienation, animosity, antipathy, aversion, coolness, dislike, distance, divorce, enmity, estrangement, indifference, opposition, repugnance, separation, severance

    Attachment of a true man to his friends; attachment to a leader for his nobility of character; the attachments between two persons or things; attachment by muscular fibers, or by a rope, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. adhesion(n.)

    adhering, sticking, clinging, tendency to adhere

  2. adhesion(n.)

    attachment, ADHERENCE

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

adherence, accession, grip, stickiness, membership, bond, attachment, traction

Translations for adhesion

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • сцепление, срастванеBulgarian
  • adhezeCzech
  • Adhäsion, Verwachsung, HaftungGerman
  • προσκόλλησηGreek
  • adhesiónSpanish
  • vetovoima, adheesio, yhteenkasvaminenFinnish
  • adhésionFrench
  • greamúIrish
  • आसंजनHindi
  • adeziuneRomanian
  • преданность, спайка, приверженность, адгезия, рубецRussian
  • ஒட்டுதல்Tamil

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