• WordNet 3.6
    • n viscose a rayon fabric made from viscose (cellulose xanthate) fibers
    • n viscose a cellulose ester obtained by treating cellulose with caustic soda
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n viscose The trade-name of a plastic material made from cellulose (cotton fiber) by treatment with a solution of caustic soda, addition of carbon disulphid, and digestion at ordinary temperature until a homogeneous liquid is produced, a solution of cellulose thiocarbonate, from which a structureless jelly-like coagulum of cellulose is formed by spontaneous decomposition. Cellulose tetra-acetate may also be used to obtain viscose. Mineral pigments, hydrocarbons, and other substances may be incorporated with viscose before it is molded into special shapes for use. A fiber imitating silk in luster has also been prepared from this material.
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In literature:

In fact, it was rolling south and west like a wave of great viscosity.
"Over Prairie Trails" by Frederick Philip Grove
Because the spittle is without the viscosity of meat, which is wont to make the spittle of one who is full, gross and thick.
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
A low degree of viscosity will suffice to permit of movements so slow.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
Besides the viscose method there are several other methods of getting cellulose into solution so that artificial fibers may be made from it.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
It is the extreme viscosity of quartz, at the heat even of an electric arc, that makes these fibers possible.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 717, September 28, 1889" by Various
So far as viscosity is concerned, this can have but little influence, for a 1 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
Viscosity has a lot to do with it, too.
"The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men" by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
But this effect equally follows from addition of alkali to the viscose itself.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
Nitro and viscose silks are more brilliant and lustrous than are real silks.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett
The cream, having the heavier body or viscosity, will move more slowly.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell

In news:

With low viscosity, it is a naturally flowable and self-leveling material.
The show comprises color viscosity etchings that Livingston, one of A6's earliest advocates, created at Atelier 17 in Paris in the late 1970s.
Molasses on New Year's Day has low viscosity.
The behavior of this ooze relates to its viscosity, or resistance to flow.
The furnaces inside Viscosity Studio are set at 2000.
View Other Viscosity Meters companies.
Low viscosity oils such as 10W30, 5W30 and 5W40 can provide several benefits including improved fuel economy from 1% to 3% on the average.
" Viscosity " will be changed to General Chapter <911>.
Using Shell's concept ultra low viscosity 0W-10 engine oil, the GMD T.25 city car achieved "step change" fuel economy improvements.
Brookfield Engineering Offers Viscosity Measurement Courses.
To regularly check the viscosity of the oils in your systems.
More technically speaking, viscosity refers to a material's resistance to flow.
A New Method for Measuring Viscosity .
Hydraulic Institute Publishes Landmark Viscosity Correction Standard.
Low-viscosity, plasticizer-free SPUR+ prepolymer allows freedom in formulating sealants.

In science:

S is the contact surface;  is dynamic viscosity; is the module of velocity gradient directed to the surface of layers.
Hierarchic Models of Turbulence, Superfluidity and Superconductivity
The temperature dependence agrees in first order with that of the shear viscosity η (⋄, literature data , right scale).
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
Usual parametrizations (including a single turbulent viscosity) correspond to the infinite temperature limit of our model.
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
SPH forces were calculated using an artificial viscosity based on pairwise particle separations (Monaghan 1992) rather than the local velocity divergence.
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Except where noted, the reported values for the diffusion coefficient and contact time correspond to the simulation viscosity η0 ≈ 0.5 cP.
Non-Gaussian dynamics from a simulation of a short peptide: Loop closure rates and effective diffusion coefficients