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1. Having relatively high resistance to flow.
2. Viscid; sticky.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose.]
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1. (of liquids) thick and sticky; viscid
2. having or involving viscosity
[C14: from Late Latin viscōsus; see viscose]
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1. of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.
2. having the property of viscosity.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin viscōsus= Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime (made with mistletoe berries) + -ōsus -ous]
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Having relatively high resistance to flow. As the molecules of a viscous fluid, such as honey, slide past each other, the friction between them causes the fluid to flow very slowly.
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|Adj.||1.||viscous - having a relatively high resistance to flow|
thick - relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog"
|2.||viscous - having the sticky properties of an adhesive|
adhesive - tending to adhere
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adjective thick, sticky, gooey (informal), adhesive, tenacious, clammy, syrupy, glutinous, gummy, gelatinous, icky (informal), gluey, treacly, mucilaginous, viscid a viscous, white, sticky liquid
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viscous[ˈvɪskəs] ADJ → viscoso
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viscous[ˈvɪskəs] adj → visqueux/euse, gluant(e)
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viscous[ˈvɪskəs] adj → viscoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. viscoso-a, gelatinoso-a, pegajoso-a.
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