- Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity: viscous lavaMore example sentences
sticky, gummy, glue-like, gluey, adhesive, tacky, adhering, adherent, sticking, clinging, treacly, syrupy; glutinous, gelatinous, thick, viscid, pasty, mucous, mucoid, mucilaginous, jelly-like, slimyNorth American • informal gloppy• rare viscoid
- Our cars run on fuel, which, to some, is a thick viscous liquid that needs to be filled in the petrol tank periodically.
- In some cases, they have been burnt by leaking mustard gas, which, despite its name, is a thick, viscous liquid.
- If the lava is very viscous, and there is a great deal of gas present, pumice is formed.
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- Their disadvantages are toxicity, viscousness at low temperatures requiring more pump power, and a finite life.
- It may be simple to say that viscosity is a unit which indicates the degree of ‘stickiness’ or viscousness of a substance.
- But all varieties deteriorated in viscousness, hardness, and palatability, in addition, there were significant difference among varieties after six months of room temperature storage.
late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French viscous or late Latin viscosus, from Latin viscum 'birdlime'.