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bonding

noun
     
Related topics: Chemistry
bond‧ing [uncountable]
1 a process in which a special relationship develops between two or more people
bonding between
the bonding between mare and foal
2

male/female bonding

informal the activity of doing things with other people of the same sex, so that you feel good about being a man or a woman:
They're in the bar again doing some male bonding!
3HC technical the connection of atoms or of two surfaces that are glued together:
chemical bonding

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