What does viscous mean?

Definitions for viscous
ˈvɪs kəsvis·cous

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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

Wiktionary

  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

  2. Origin: [L. viscosus. See Viscid.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Viscous

    vis′kus, adj. sticky: tenacious—also Vis′cid.—ns. Viscid′ity, Vis′cousness; Viscos′ity, the property of being viscous: (phys.) that property of matter which is seen when the relative motion of parts of any body or substance decays on its being left to itself. [Low L. viscosus, sticky—L. viscum, bird-lime, mistletoe; cog. with Gr. ixos, mistletoe.]

Editors Contribution

  1. viscous

    Having a thick consistency between a solid and liquid.

    As Viscosity is a measure of thickness viscous has a thick consistency between a solid and liquid.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of viscous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of viscous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of viscous in a Sentence

  1. Henry Adams:

    No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

  2. Berenice Lurton:

    There are a hundred times more aromatic molecules in a wine made with noble rotted grapes, making their delicious juice extremely viscous and sweet.

Images & Illustrations of viscous

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