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1. Having relatively high resistance to flow.
2. Viscid; sticky.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose.]
1. (of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
2. having or involving viscosity
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
1. of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.
2. having the property of viscosity.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin viscōsus= Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) + -ōsus -ous]
Having relatively high resistance to flow. As the molecules of a viscous fluid, such as honey, slide past each other, the friction between them causes the fluid to flow very slowly.
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|Adj.||1.||viscous - having a relatively high resistance to flow|
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
|2.||viscous - having the sticky properties of an adhesive|
adhesive - tending to adhere