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adjective as in sticky, gummy

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He proposed that the continents might be floating like rafts atop a layer of viscous, partially molten rocks deep inside Earth.

By 2015, the stream of papers had turned into a torrent, and since then there’s been a veritable flood of research on biomolecular condensates, these liquid-like cell compartments with both elastic and viscous properties.

The dirtiest oil, like the viscous stuff from Canada’s tar sands, has to be steamed out of the ground and heavily refined before being shipped off to the coast.

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A more viscous disk would tear like how Kraus and colleagues propose, but a less viscous disk needs a planet to break apart, she says.

What’s more, the vortex can untwist itself, twisting the viscous medium around it as it does so.

What The Great Beauty and Fellini share is the Roman light—3,000 years of viscous sun.

These comments will likely be much more viscous/personal/sexual in nature than those bombing your male colleagues.

Plus there was a secondary sheen on the water that was more viscous.

Black gays, in turn, are accusing their white gay peers of viscous racism.

Besides these threads, small knots are seen rising in different places; they are viscous, and easily dissolved by heat.

Probably it is a gas so viscous that it would resist motion as pitch or putty does.

It is much less fusible than ordinary soda-glass, and passes through a longer intermediate or viscous stage when heated.

In amplexus the members of a pair sometimes become glued together by their viscous dermal secretions.

A viscous precipitate forms which frequently loses its viscosity when heat is applied.


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On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to viscous, such as: gooey, slimy, syrupy, adhesive, clammy, and gelatinous.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.