viscous


viscous

adjective

  1. of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.
  2. having the property of viscosity.

adjective

  1. (of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
  2. having or involving viscosity
adj.

late 14c., from Anglo-French viscous, from Late Latin viscosus “sticky,” from Latin viscum “anything sticky, birdlime made from mistletoe, mistletoe,” probably from PIE root *weis- “to melt away, flow” (used of foul or malodorous fluids); see virus.

adj.

  1. Having relatively high resistance to flow.
  2. Viscid.

  1. Having relatively high resistance to flow (high viscosity).

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