viscidity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n viscidity the property of being cohesive and sticky
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Viscidity The quality or state of being viscid; also, that which is viscid; glutinous concretion; stickiness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscidity The state or quality of being viscid; glutinousness; tenacity; stickiness. Arbuthnot, Aliments, i
    • n viscidity A glutinous concretion.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. viscidité,

Usage

In literature:

This rain would reduce the thick dust of the road to two feet of viscid mud.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
They, too, found the cell to be filled with a viscid, slimy fluid capable of motion.
"A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
The point was covered with some viscid-looking matter.
"The Lock And Key Library" by Various
Above and behind, sounded the plop of star-shells sent up by the enemy in futile hope of penetrating the viscid fog.
"Bruce" by Albert Payson Terhune
When it was reached they solemnly began to wade in its viscid paint-like shallows.
"The Queen of the Pirate Isle" by Bret Harte
The water coming in at first makes the linseed powder viscid.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
The leaves are placed on long, hairy, viscid foot-stalks.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Even while still masticating the viscid unripe parkin, Milly rose to depart.
"Leonora" by Arnold Bennett
The girl stood at the brink of the bottomless caldron of viscid muck and gazed out across the deadly plain.
"The Story of the Foss River Ranch" by Ridgwell Cullum
After boiling a certain length of time, it becomes a dark colored, soft, viscid mass.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
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In science:

The limit obtained is viscid and the above equation only makes sense for Ç« > 0.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
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