viscose

[vis-kohs]
noun
1.
a viscous solution prepared by treating cellulose with caustic soda and carbon bisulfide: used in manufacturing regenerated cellulose fibers, sheets, or tubes, as rayon or cellophane.
2.
viscose rayon.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or made from viscose.

Origin:
1350–1400 for def 4; 1895–1900 for def 1; (in def 4) < Late Latin viscōsus viscous (see -ose1); (in def 1) < Latin visc(um) birdlime + -ose2

vicious, viscose, viscous.
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viscose (ˈvɪskəʊs)
 
n
1.  a.  a viscous orange-brown solution obtained by dissolving cellulose in sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide. It can be converted back to cellulose by an acid, as in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane
 b.  (as modifier): viscose rayon
2.  rayon made from this material
 
adj
3.  another word for viscous
 
[C19: from Late Latin viscōsus full of birdlime, sticky, from viscum birdlime; see viscid]

viscous or viscose (ˈvɪskəs)
 
adj
1.  (of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
2.  having or involving viscosity
 
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
 
viscose or viscose
 
adj
 
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
 
'viscously or viscose
 
adv
 
'viscousness or viscose
 
n

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Example sentences
It is made of viscose, a nonwoven material that can soak up enormous amounts of moisture, then be wrung out and reused.
But shorts of ribbed cotton, viscose, rayon or silk are increasingly popular.
Viscose solution is pumped to the spinning machine in the fiber department.
The spin bath in which viscose is extruded is composed of sulfuric acid, sodium sulfate and zinc sulfate.
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