Ad*he"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. adhésif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances.

2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging. Thomson.

Adhesive attraction. (Physics) See Attraction. -- Adhesive inflammation (Surg.), that kind of inflammation which terminates in the reunion of divided parts without suppuration. -- Adhesive plaster, a sticking; a plaster containing resin, wax, litharge, and olive oil.