• (British) IPA: /ˈkəʊ.hiː.sɪv/
  • (America) IPA: /koʊˈhiː.sɪv/


  1. Having cohesion.
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Translations Noun

cohesive (plural cohesives)

  1. A substance that provides cohesion
    • The thesaurus (Chapman, 1977) lists two pages of mechanical tools, two pages of joining functions, and a half page of adhesives, binders, and cohesives used to build or repair consumer goods.
      Direct comparison meta-analysis showed that viscoadaptives lead to a lower loss in cell density compared with very low viscosity dispersives, and compared with super viscous cohesives.
  2. (linguistics) A device used to establish cohesion within a text
    • The fourth of this group of cohesives is the anaphoric, same UT.

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