Ad*he"sive (?), a. [Cf. F.
adhésif.] 1. Sticky; tenacious, as
2. Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.
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.