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vis·​cose ˈvi-ˌskōs How to pronounce viscose (audio)
: a viscous golden-brown solution made by treating cellulose with caustic alkali solution and carbon disulfide and used in making rayon and films of regenerated cellulose
: viscose rayon


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: of, relating to, or made from viscose

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The materials are nearly identical, though viscose is sourced from bamboo pulp, and rayon comes from cellulose. Theresa Holland, Peoplemag, 20 Jan. 2023 Each piece is made of 100 percent organic bamboo viscose, and sizes range from twin to California king. Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2023 Bamboo viscose fabric gets the spa treatment in a lounge-y silhouette to make this stretchy tee the perfect mate for your downtime. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 13 Dec. 2022 They're made of a blend of viscose, polyester and spandex, giving them an incredibly comfortable feel. Grace Wu, Good Housekeeping, 18 Oct. 2022 Both its shell and filling are made from viscose from bamboo, which is a naturally moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating material. Maria V. Charbonneaux, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Nov. 2022 The majority of the material is viscose from bamboo (70%), while the balance is made up of acrylic and a touch of spandex. Mark Stock, Men's Health, 6 Oct. 2022 These boxer briefs blend soft Egyptian cotton with a durable viscose fiber for a highly functional fit, as well as the brand’s signature Outlast technology, which regulates temperature to keep you cool and comfortable. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 16 Nov. 2022 The silky, smooth sheets are made from bamboo viscose fibers that are moisture-wicking, temperature regulating, and breathable, making these a great option for hot sleepers. Jessica Leigh Mattern,, 5 Mar. 2022
The print was created by photographing a person in motion, capturing a blurred outline that was then engineered to wrap around the body of the suit before being printed on viscose cady fabric. Lindsay Talbot, New York Times, 15 Sep. 2022 This is because it’s made of TENCEL lyocell, the same kind of viscose fiber that’s used in the best athleticwear. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 4 Nov. 2022 The outer cover is made from a blend of viscose rayon and polyester for a soft feel, and the fill is kept in place with an inner mesh liner. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 13 June 2022 The Phoebe pants, meanwhile, are a viscose wool-blend that strikes the perfect balance between stiff and flowing. Alice Cary, Vogue, 28 Jan. 2022 But some of the major companies in the viscose supply chain have drawn criticism for contributing to the destruction of rainforest in southeast Asia. NBC News, 11 Dec. 2021 Grown in a chemical-free environment, this bamboo viscose sheet set is odor-resistant, breathable, and silky to the touch. Popular Science, 1 Dec. 2020 The company’s woven viscose bamboo threads are similar to silk and cashmere, offering luxury while remaining earth-friendly. Jean Chen Smith,, 13 May 2020 Super soft: The A blend of cotton and Outlast viscose fabric goes into the Slumber Cloud Stratus Sheet Set. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 26 Sep. 2018 See More

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Word History



obsolete viscose, adjective, viscous

First Known Use


1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of viscose was in 1896

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“Viscose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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