Part of speech: noun


Part of speech:

Glutinous; sticky.

Part of speech: adjective

Imperfectly fluid, as tar or wax.

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Usage examples "viscous":

  1. The sap exuding through the bark formed in white viscous drops upon the trunks. - "Greene Ferne Farm", Richard Jefferies.
  2. A fellow- traveller tells me, as we lean over the rail, that this same viscous, glaucous sea washes the great penal colony of Cayenne- which he visited. - "Two Years in the French West Indies", Lafcadio Hearn.
  3. A hand worked at his loins, methodically applying a viscous, harshly scented oil. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.