• WordNet 3.6
    • adj viscous having the sticky properties of an adhesive
    • adj viscous having a relatively high resistance to flow
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Viscous Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice.☞ There is no well-defined distinction in meaning between viscous and viscid.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • viscous Glutinous; clammy; sticky; adhesive; tenacious.
    • viscous In physics, having the property of viscosity. See viscosity, 2.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Viscous vis′kus sticky: tenacious—also Vis′cid
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  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. viscosus,. See Viscid
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. viscosus, sticky—L. viscum, bird-lime, mistletoe; cog. with Gr. ixos, mistletoe.


In literature:

It is soluble in water, but prolonged boiling destroys its viscous property.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
It burrows, digs open the ant-hills by night, projects a long viscous tongue among the insects, and devours them with avidity.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A more viscous kind cools into shapes like ropes.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
It was cold, luminous, penetrating; it was viscous, cruel, repulsive.
"An Eagle Flight" by José Rizal
It is filled with a colourless, viscous fluid.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Once his face was clear, he continued to sit placidly, though the surface of the viscous pool was at his neck.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
The pileus is convex, tomentose, brown-olivaceous, then somewhat viscous, sooty.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
A viscous, inert mass, it dropped lower and lower, lost contact at last, shattered into slime at the bottom.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, August 1930" by Various
The meteor would strike the most viscous part of the layer with its maximum energy.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
He threw her roughly to the ground, for the meaning of the viscous splash was plain.
"Astounding Stories, May, 1931" by Various

In news:

J ellyfish have long been on the wish lists of eccentric pet collectors and precocious kids, but until now their viscous figures rendered them too vulnerable to the suck of traditional in-tank filters.
Viscous, tea-colored water rains down in thick cataracts throughout "Dark Water," a thriller that won't leave viewers feeling wrung out so much as in dire need of wringing.
If you're in the market for a fabulous light lunch, Fika serves wonderful examples of the viscous pureed soups that are so popular in Sweden.
It gets more viscous when you apply a shearing force, such as stirring quickly with your finger or a spoon.
Crack the shell and viscous hemolymph pours out, while green globs of liver and hepatopancreas dribble down your arms.
Well known as purveyors of viscous guitar sludge, the duo of Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson expand their ambitions and make some startling jazz-ensemble noises on their seventh album.
The XAER enables effective spraying of viscous fluids at very fine atomization and low flow rates.
This disperser from Charles Ross and Son is designed to mix and blend high- viscosity , non-flowing materials that are typically too viscous for high-speed dispersers.
Liquid filler for free-flowing as well as viscous products.
Insane Creature Swallows iPods To Protect Them From Viscous Children.
The Challenges Of Viscous Fluids.
Liquid filler for free- flowing as well as viscous products.
Piston Tank Corporation is now assembling its patented viscous-product trailers at a new 10,000-sq-ft facility in South Roxanna IL.
You have to be a printmaker to really feel that headline, to understand the joy of ink – that viscous, odorous liquid paste.
The LMT Series Sanitary Point Level Sensor is designed to monitor the level of liquids, viscous media and powders in food and beverage processing tanks and pipes.

In science:

Note that the statistical approach based on the conservation of all the Casimirs does not work in that case because of viscous effects .
Generalized thermodynamics and Fokker-Planck equations. Applications to stellar dynamics, two-dimensional turbulence and Jupiter's great red spot
The parameter, J , is the specific angular momentum of the compact ob ject. (3) Azimuthal momentum balance equation: Here, I will follow Chakrabarti (1996a) to express the viscous dissipation Q+ in terms of shear stress Wxφ .
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
If the viscous dissipation vanishes, the angular momentum of accreting matter remains constant throughout the disk.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
Therefore, I have to analyse globally the viscous accretion disk properties around rotating black holes and neutron stars.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars
I have studied the viscous accretion phenomena around rotating compact ob jects.
Unification to the "Pseudo-General-Relativistic" analysis of accretion disks around rotating black holes and neutron stars