- characterized by or causing cohesion: a cohesive agent.
- cohering or tending to cohere; well-integrated; unified: a cohesive organization.
- Physics. of or relating to the molecular force within a body or substance acting to unite its parts.
- characterized by or causing cohesion
- tending to cohere or stick together
adj.c.1730 (implied in cohesiveness), from Latin cohaes-, past participle stem of cohaerere (see cohere) + -ive. Related: Cohesively.