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viscose Syllabification: vis·cose
Pronunciation: /ˈvisˌkōs/

Definition of viscose in English:


1A viscous orange-brown solution obtained by treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulfide, used as the basis of manufacturing rayon fiber and transparent cellulose film.
Example sentences
  • The first step in the manufacture of rayon is to make viscose.
1.1Rayon fabric or fiber made from this.
Example sentences
  • The kurtis in cotton, lycra, viscose georgette, linen embellished with delicate embroidery, sequined tops in white, black, red, beige and pastel shades look simple but hep.
  • Also very summery are the whitewashed pastel cotton pants, bold cotton stripes and abstract floral prints and pinstripes on denim, cotton satin and viscose stretch fabrics.
  • The Dressman is suitable for shirts made from silk, viscose, cotton, linen, flannel and all other non-stretch materials.


Late 19th century: from late Latin viscosus, from Latin viscus 'birdlime'.

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