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 for adhesiveness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Adhesiveness \Ad*he"sive*ness\, n.
     1. The quality of sticking or adhering; stickiness; tenacity
        of union.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Phren.) Propensity to form and maintain attachments to
        persons, and to promote social intercourse.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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" [syn: adhesiveness,
           adhesion, adherence, bond]

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