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Noun: bonding  bón-ding
  1. A close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
  2. (dentistry) a technique for repairing a tooth; resinous material is applied to the surface of the tooth where it adheres to the tooth's enamel
  3. Fastening firmly together
    - soldering
Verb: bond  bónd
  1. Remain stuck to; keep in place
    "Will this wallpaper bond to the wall?";
    - adhere, hold fast, bind, stick, stick to
  2. Create social or emotional ties
    "The grandparents want to bond with the child";
    - bind, tie, attach
  3. Issue bonds on
  4. Bring together in a common cause or emotion
    - draw together
  5. (chemistry) to form a chemical bond with

Derived forms: bondings

Type of: attach, attachment, fastening, mortgage, personal relation, personal relationship, relate, technic [N. Amer], technique, unify, unite

Encyclopedia: Bonding

Bond, Martin