Adjective "viscose" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A viscous orange-brown solution obtained by treating cellulose with sodium hydroxide and carbon disulphide, used as the basis of manufacturing rayon fibre and transparent cellulose film.
  1. 'rugs made from tough viscose and cotton'
  2. 'The chemical is used in the production of textiles such as rayon and viscose.'
  3. 'Prints in black and white or black and cream will be very strong in 2004 and this scheme translates well into other mood designs such as ethnic prints on various fabrics like crêpes, seersucker, sheers, viscose georgette and satin.'
  4. 'In order to create depth in the image, she selected a very finely woven silk viscose mix for the fabric and used the Devore printing process.'
  5. 'I don't know where that original rayon was produced, but the American rayon was manufactured by the American Viscose Company, hence the name viscose often used interchangeably with rayon.'
  6. 'There is printed floral viscose in rose, violet or tulip.'
  7. 'The Dressman is suitable for shirts made from silk, viscose, cotton, linen, flannel and all other non-stretch materials.'
  8. 'The zippers on Lenina's spare pair of viscose velveteen shorts were at first a puzzle, then solved, a delight.'
  9. 'Expertly based on simple, smooth, sculptural lines, exploring colour by layering and integrating silk and viscose, adding another textural element to her work.'
  10. 'There was a bit of a '70s theme, but the main connections in these pieces were the fitted waists, and fabrications of silk and viscose.'
  11. 'The print division of France-based Komar highlighted viscose georgette in its signature geometric scarf prints.'

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1. a viscous solution prepared by treating cellulose with caustic soda and carbon bisulfide: used in manufacturing regenerated cellulose fibers, sheets, or tubes, as rayon or cellophane.

2. viscose rayon. adjective

3. of, relating to, or made from viscose.

4. viscous.

More examples(as adjective)

"fibres can be viscose."

"capacities can be viscose."

"markets can be viscose."

"makers can be viscose."

"textiles can be viscose."

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Late 19th century: from late Latin viscosus, from Latin viscus ‘birdlime’.