American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Thick and adhesive. Used of a fluid.
- adj. Covered with a sticky or clammy coating.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sticky; having a sticky or glutinous consistency; produced by or covered by a tenacious coating or secretion.
- adj. Viscous; having a high viscosity.
- adj. Sticky, slimy, or glutinous.
- adj. Covered with a viscid layer.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Sticking or adhering, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscous; glutinous; sticky; tenacious; clammy.
- adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive
- From Late Latin viscidus, from viscum ‘birdlime’. (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin viscidus, from Latin viscum, mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe berries. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The nattō strings itself are often described by the Japanese ideophone nebaneba, which roughly translates as 'viscid' or 'gooey'.”
“Considerably more alarming was a series of photographs of Linder and an American gallerist accomplice covered in a wild array of gloopy, dripping colour; in one image, only the artist's eyes were recognisable, such was the quantity of what seemed to be viscid pigment.”
“With the ingestion, she trembles, the meal, thawed, invested now by all of him, crumbling, eyes strained wide, blood moving in viscid rivers, her venom coming back to poison her.”
“The hippos, sodden and viscid ... the crocodiles, deaf, angry, hungry ... swambats, as furious as rhinoceri whose size they doubled ...”
“The vague goggling eyes...were cold and merciless in their viscid hatred...”
“More generally, an association between Larrea, tarbush (Florensia cernua) and viscid acacia (Acacia neovernicosa) dominates the northernmost portion of the desert.”
“The crescent-shaped floor of the caldera teems with a network of smaller volcanic mouths, cones, domes, lava channels, dikes, lavas from light felsic flows to viscid red lavas and black obsidian blocks, ochre plains of sandy alluvial deposits and red and black volcanic ejecta, scoria, lapilli and pumice, from a long series of basaltic effusions.”
“Tucson is the viscid sump toward which all these rough beasts slink, and apocalypse-specifically the end of the white man's reign in the Americas and the triumphant reclamation by Native Americans of their lands-is the crossbred offspring of all of their mongrelizing enterprises.”
“The stew was barely warm but David started to eat anyway, hoping to forget his troubles for a little while as he shoveled the viscid beef out of the can.”
“If is is not boiling rapidly, there is a possibility of the pasta becoming water-logged and viscid.”
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