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vis·cous

 (vĭs′kəs)
adj.
1. Having relatively high resistance to flow.
2. Viscid; sticky.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose.]

vis′cous·ly adv.
vis′cous·ness n.
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viscous

(ˈvɪskəs) or

viscose

adj
1. (of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
2. having or involving viscosity
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
ˈviscously adv
ˈviscousness n
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vis•cous

(ˈvɪs kəs)

adj.
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]
vis′cous•ly, adv.
vis′cous•ness, n.
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vis·cous

(vĭs′kəs)
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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
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viscous

adjective thick, sticky, gooey (informal), adhesive, tenacious, clammy, syrupy, glutinous, gummy, gelatinous, icky (informal), gluey, treacly, mucilaginous, viscid a viscous, white, sticky liquid
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viscous

adjective
Having a heavy, gluey quality:
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Translations
viskoottinen
visceus

viscous

[ˈvɪskəs] ADJviscoso
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viscous

[ˈvɪskəs] adjvisqueux/euse, gluant(e)
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viscous

adj (form)zähflüssig; (Phys) → viskos
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viscous

[ˈvɪskəs] adjviscoso/a
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vis·cous

a. viscoso-a, gelatinoso-a, pegajoso-a.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

viscous

adj viscoso
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References in classic literature ?
The surface of the frame was black with what appeared at first sight to be a thick, bubbling fluid of some sort, pouring viscously to and fro as if some hidden fire had been lighted beneath it.
Richard Levi punched Carse for his first boundary over cover, flicked Potts backward of square and viscously pulled Nathan Rimmington.
A circus trainer was viscously attacked by a lion in front of horrified audience during a performance in Ukraine on Wednesday.
Since their acceleration is so much smaller than their buoyancy, cloud thermals can be described colloquially as "being sticky" or "rising viscously." These results--both the magnitude of the vertical velocities and the dominant balance in the momentum equation--have proved consistent with large-eddy simulations (Romps and Charn 2015; Hernandez-Deckers and Sherwood 2016; Morrison and Peters 2018).
[50] for pulses in lipid monolayers at the air-water interface is a second-order wave equation that is viscously coupled (by the first derivative) to the liquid (water) underneath.
Lin, "Explicit formulae for optimum absorber parameters for force-excited and viscously damped systems," Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol.
The criterion for critical damping of viscously damped multi-degree-of-freedom systems is provided by Bulatovic [2].
The ice deeper down flows more viscously, dampening impacts on the surface topography.