Part of speech: noun


Part of speech:

Glutinous; sticky.

Part of speech: adjective

Sticky or adhesive; viscous.

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Usage examples "viscid":

  1. This secretes a thick, viscid liquid, the synovial fluid, which prevents friction. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..
  2. For Dollops, who was of an inventive turn of mind, had an especial " man- trap" of his own, which consisted of heavy brown paper, cut into squares, and thickly smeared over with a viscid varnish- like substance that would adhere to the feet of anybody incautiously stepping upon it, and so interfere with flight that it was an absolute necessity to stop and tear the papers away before running with any sort of ease and swiftness was possible. - "Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces", Thomas W. Hanshew.
  3. As we saw, one of the early requirements to be fostered by natural selection in the Archaean struggle for life was a " thick skin," and the thick skin had to be porous to let the animal shoot out its viscid substance in rays and earn its living. - "The Story of Evolution", Joseph McCabe.