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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

Examples of viscose in a Sentence

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Silk, linen, lightweight cotton, viscose, and lyocell are great fabrics for spring and summer dresses. Kelsey Glennon, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 May 2024 The soft stretch viscose is accented with bold stripes and ribbed detailing. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 26 May 2024
Materials: 100% cotton-gabardine with viscose sleeve lining Size range: UK 2–18 (equivalent to US 00–14) Colors: Beige Save on the best trench coats for women with these Nordstrom promo codes. Paula Lee, Glamour, 29 Nov. 2023 Since viscose rayon is derived from bamboo, the cover is very breathable, and it can also be removed and washed in a washing machine. Jack Byram, Health, 12 Apr. 2023 See all Example Sentences for viscose 

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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 15 Jun. 2024.

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