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Definition of "bonding" []

  • The formation of a close human relationship, as between friends: "He says he has rediscovered the comforts of male bonding in a Washington men's group” ( Marilyn Chase). (noun)
  • The emotional and physical attachment occurring between a parent or parent figure, especially a mother, and offspring, that usually begins at birth and is the basis for further emotional affiliation. (noun)
  • A dental technique in which a material such as plastic or porcelain is attached to the surface of a discolored or damaged tooth. (noun)
  • The technique of using adhesives to attach orthodontic brackets or other appliances to the teeth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bonding" in a sentence
  • "I can't recommend pneumonia as a training technique, but the bonding is a must!!"
  • "The modern homosexuals that I saw at Haji Malang the post pubescant teens, feminine, have started aping the hIjdas in dress and mannerisms as Hijda bonding is a safer option and a kind of shield of protection, these are my observations, and not any fixed rules."
  • "Vice Provost Ann Austin says she's a big supporter of what she calls bonding time for parents."