Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having relatively high resistance to flow.
  • adjective Viscid; sticky.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Glutinous; clammy; sticky; adhesive; tenacious.
  • In physics, having the property of viscosity. See viscosity, 2.

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

  • adjective Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious.

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

  • adjective Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid
  • adjective physics Of or pertaining to viscosity

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

  • adjective having the sticky properties of an adhesive
  • adjective having a relatively high resistance to flow

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested in 1605. From Middle French viscous and Late Latin viscōsus, from viscum ("birdlime").

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