viscous

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adjective vis·cous \ˈvis-kəs\

Definition of viscous

  1. 1 :  viscid

  2. 2 :  having or characterized by viscosity <viscous lava>

viscously

adverb

viscousness

noun

Examples of viscous in a sentence

  1. <viscous syrup that takes forever to pour from a narrow-neck bottle>

Origin and Etymology of viscous

Middle English viscouse, from Anglo-French viscos, from Late Latin viscosus full of birdlime, viscous, from Latin viscum mistletoe, birdlime; akin to Old High German wīhsila cherry, Greek ixos mistletoe


First Known Use: 14th century

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VISCOUS Defined for English Language Learners

viscous

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adjective vis·cous \ˈvis-kəs\

Definition of viscous for English Language Learners

  • of a liquid : thick or sticky : not flowing easily


Medical Dictionary

viscous

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adjective vis·cous \ˈvis-kəs\

Medical Definition of viscous

  1. 1:  having a glutinous consistency and the quality of sticking or adhering :  viscid

  2. 2:  having or characterized by viscosity <a viscous flow>



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