Definitions for viscousˈvɪs kəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.
having the property of viscosity.
Origin of viscous:
1350–1400; ME < LL viscōsus= L visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) +-ōsus -ous
having a relatively high resistance to flow
gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)
having the sticky properties of an adhesive
Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid
Of or pertaining to viscosity
Origin: First attested in 1605. From viscous and viscosus, from viscum.
adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice