viscousness
noun see viscous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Viscousness — Viscous Vis cous, a. [L. viscosus. See {Viscid}.] Adhesive or sticky, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscid; glutinous; clammy; tenacious; as, a viscous juice. {Vis cous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] Note: There is no well defined… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viscousness — See viscously. * * * …   Universalium

  • viscousness — noun Viscosity …   Wiktionary

  • viscousness — n. stickiness, thickness, adhesiveness; degree to which a substance is viscous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • viscousness — vis·cous·ness …   English syllables

  • viscousness — noun resistance of a liquid to shear forces (and hence to flow) • Syn: ↑viscosity • Derivationally related forms: ↑viscous, ↑viscous (for: ↑viscosity) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glutinosity — Glu ti*nos i*ty, n. [Cf. F. glutinosit[ e] .] The quality of being glutinous; viscousness. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gumminess — Gum mi*ness, n. The state or quality of being gummy; viscousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Siziness — Siz i*ness, n. The quality or state of being sizy; viscousness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viscous — adjective Etymology: Middle English viscouse, from Anglo French viscos, from Late Latin viscosus full of birdlime, viscous, from Latin viscum mistletoe, birdlime; akin to Old High German wīhsila cherry, Greek ixos mistletoe Date: 14th century 1.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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