Viscous meaning

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Having relatively high resistance to flow (high viscosity ).
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Having relatively high resistance to flow.
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Viscid; sticky.
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The definition of viscous is sticky or not easily able to flow.

An example of something viscous is maple syrup.

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Having a cohesive and sticky fluid consistency; viscid.
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(physics) Having viscosity.
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Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid.
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(physics) Of or pertaining to viscosity.
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Origin of viscous

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin viscōsus viscose

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in 1605. From Middle French viscous and Late Latin viscōsus, from viscum (“birdlime").

    From Wiktionary