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viscose

[vis-kohs] /ˈvɪs koʊs/
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.
4.
Origin
1350-1400
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
Can be confused
vicious, viscose, viscous.
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Examples from the web for viscose
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for viscose

viscose

/ˈvɪskəʊs/
noun
1.
  1. 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
  2. (as modifier): viscose rayon
2.
rayon made from this material
adjective
3.
another word for viscous
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin viscōsus full of birdlime, sticky, from viscum birdlime; see viscid

viscous

/ˈvɪskəs/
adjective
1.
(of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
2.
having or involving viscosity
Derived Forms
viscously, adverb
viscousness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose
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