viscous

[vis-kuhs]
adjective
1.
of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.
2.
having the property of viscosity.
Also, viscose.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin viscōsus, equivalent to Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) + -ōsus -ous

viscously, adverb
viscousness, noun
hyperviscous, adjective
pseudoviscous, adjective

vicious, viscose, viscous.
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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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viscous
1392, from Anglo-Fr. viscous, from L.L. viscosus "sticky," from L. viscum "anything sticky, birdlime made from mistletoe, mistletoe," probably from PIE base *weis- "to melt away, flow" (used of foul or malodorous fluids); see virus.
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viscous vis·cous (vĭs'kəs)
adj.

  1. Having relatively high resistance to flow.

  2. Viscid.

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Science Dictionary
viscous   (vĭs'kəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Having relatively high resistance to flow (high viscosity).
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Example sentences
Scientists believe the magma chambers-or reservoirs of molten rock-under
  dormant volcanoes are filled with sticky, viscous mush.
The resulting paste forms a wet, viscous brown dough.
Viscous and virulent new creatures are emerging, vaguely familiar but changed
  in disturbing ways.
Going deeper requires drilling, but conventional drilling techniques don't work
  because of the oil's thick, viscous consistency.
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