Adjective "viscous" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid; having a high viscosity.
  1. 'Various viscous liquids were used in the heating process to emulsify the rubber.'
  2. 'If the lava is very viscous, and there is a great deal of gas present, pumice is formed.'
  3. 'As his eyes cleared, Nicholas found himself in a huge vat of viscous liquid.'
  4. 'The fog bank looked thick, almost viscous, seeming to have a life all its own.'
  5. 'Their thick, viscous blood rained heavy upon the ground, oozing into scale, skin and fur.'
  6. 'Looking to the blood red moon I lift the vial and pour a black viscous liquid into my open mouth.'
  7. 'Gentle heating for about five hours produces a sauce which is thick and viscous in consistency.'
  8. 'Some volcanoes appear similar to those formed from eruption of thick, viscous lavas on Earth.'
  9. 'She then suddenly spat at him, her saliva mixed with thick, viscous blood.'
  10. 'The joint also produces a thick viscous fluid called synovial fluid, which helps in smooth and painless movement.'


1. of a glutinous nature or consistency; sticky; thick; adhesive.

2. having the property of viscosity.

More examples(as adjective)

"gliders can be viscous at stalls."

"gliders can be viscous at flicks."

"flows can be viscous."

"liquids can be viscous."

"stresses can be viscous."

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Late Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French viscous or late Latin viscosus, from Latin viscum ‘birdlime’.