"bonding" in the noun sense
a close personal relationship that forms between people (as between husband and wife or parent and child)
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. bonding, soldering
fastening firmly together
"bonding" in the verb sense
1. adhere, hold fast, bond, bind, stick, stick to
stick to firmly
"Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall?"
2. bind, tie, attach, bond
create social or emotional ties
"The grandparents want to bond with the child"
issue bonds on
4. bond, draw together
bring together in a common cause or emotion
"The death of their child had drawn them together"
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