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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of the nature of or depending upon adhesion; applied specifically to the action of locomotives when the smooth driving-wheel, running on a plane rail, is prevented, through the weight of the engine, from slipping on the rail by its adhesion thereto.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Relating to adhesion.

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