Definitions for viscousˈvɪs kəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vis•cousˈvɪs kəs(adj.)

  1. of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.

    Category: Physics

  2. having the property of viscosity.

    Category: Physics

Origin of viscous:

1350–1400; ME < LL viscōsus= L visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) +-ōsus -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. syrupy, viscous(adj)

    having a relatively high resistance to flow

  2. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive


  1. viscous(Adjective)

    Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid

  2. viscous(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to viscosity

  3. Origin: First attested in 1605. From viscous and viscosus, from viscum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Viscous(adj)

    adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice


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