From The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary and The American Heritage® Children's Science Dictionary
adhesive A substance, such as glue, that makes things stick together.
static electricity 1. Electric charge that piles up on an object instead of flowing through it as current. Static electricity forms when two objects that are not good conductors of electricity are rubbed together, so that electrons from one of the objects rub off onto the other. Combing the hair or taking off a sweater can create static electricity. 2. A brief flow of electricity, in the form of a spark, that takes place after static electricity has built up in a place and there is a path for the electricity to follow.
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