Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being viscid; glutinousness; tenacity; stickiness. Arbuthnot, Aliments, i
  • noun A glutinous concretion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being viscid; also, that which is viscid; glutinous concretion; stickiness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An adhesive quality.
  • noun A glutinous consistency.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the property of being cohesive and sticky

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Examples

  • Then add 2 egg whites and tapioca/corn starch for viscidity within the mixture.

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  • Then add 2 egg whites and tapioca/corn starch for viscidity within the mixture.

    Dumplings: Bite-sized gifts.

  • They are attenuating and deobstruent, consequently of service in disorders arising from a languid circulation, a viscidity of the juices, a lax fibre, and obstructed viscera.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • By mixing vaseline with paraffin a soft wax may be made of any desired degree of softness, and by dissolving vaseline in kerosene an insulating liquid of any degree of viscidity may be obtained.

    On Laboratory Arts

  • If strength, elasticity, clearness, and perfect freedom from viscidity, be tests of excellence, then this product may be considered as equal to any other.

    Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and the Neighbouring Countries

  • This is prepared (H.) with proof spirit from the leaves and ripe berries of our Mistletoe in equal quantities, but it is difficult of manufacture owing to the viscidity of the sap.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Great tails lashed in frenzied anger about us, razor-like talons cut our limbs and bodies, and a green and sticky syrup, such as oozes from a crushed caterpillar, smeared us from head to foot, for every cut and thrust of our long-swords brought spurts of this stuff upon us from the severed arteries of the plant men, through which it courses in its sluggish viscidity in lieu of blood.

    The Gods of Mars

  • Physicians in India praise this oil highly; not only is it a sure and painless purgative, but it is free from the viscidity and disgusting taste of castor-oil; besides it has the advantage of operating in small doses, 2-4 grams.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

  • In the great group of the Vandeæ, relative position of parts, friction, viscidity, elastic and hygrometric movements were all found to be nicely related to one end -- the aid of insects in fertilisation.

    Life of Charles Darwin

  • The newborn worms, thanks to a slight viscidity, cling for a moment to the wire gauze; they swarm, wriggle, release themselves and leap into the chasm.

    The Life of the fly; with which are interspersed some chapters of autobiography

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