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adjective     sticky pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a sticky substance sticks to other things

    a heavy sticky soil

    The dough should be soft but not sticky.

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    1. a.
      sticky objects are covered with a substance that sticks to things

      I licked my sticky fingers.

      sticky with:

      His hair was sticky with blood.

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    2. c.
      sticky paper or plastic has glue on one side so that it sticks to a surface

      sticky labels

  2. 2
    sticky weather is hot and damp (=with a lot of water in the air)

    a warm and sticky summer afternoon

    1. a.
      if you feel sticky, your skin feels hot and slightly wet
  3. 4
    business, computing a sticky website is one that interests visitors so that they continue looking at it for a long time

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