from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having relatively high resistance to flow.
- adj. Viscid; sticky.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid
- adj. Of or pertaining to viscosity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Glutinous; clammy; sticky; adhesive; tenacious.
- In physics, having the property of viscosity. See viscosity, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive
- adj. having a relatively high resistance to flow
Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in 1605. From Middle French viscous and Late Latin viscōsus, from viscum ("birdlime"). (Wiktionary)