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tenacious

 [tĕ-na´shus]
viscid; adhesive.
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te·na·cious

(tĕ-nā'shŭs),
Sticky; denoting tenacity.
[L. tenax (tenac-), fr. teneo, to hold]
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te·na·cious

(tĕ-nā'shŭs)
Having the capacity to stick or adhere.
[L. tenax (tenac-), fr. teneo, to hold]
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