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synonyms for viscous

  • gooey
  • slimy
  • syrupy
  • adhesive
  • clammy
  • gelatinous
  • gluey
  • glutinous
  • mucilaginous
  • ropy
  • stiff
  • tenacious
  • thick
  • tough
  • viscid
See also synonyms for: viscousness

antonyms for viscous

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  • dry
  • watery
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How to use viscous in a sentence

He proposed that the continents might be floating like rafts atop a layer of viscous, partially molten rocks deep inside Earth.
HOW THE EARTH-SHAKING THEORY OF PLATE TECTONICS WAS BORNCAROLYN GRAMLINGJANUARY 13, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
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.
A NEWFOUND SOURCE OF CELLULAR ORDER IN THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFEVIVIANE CALLIERJANUARY 7, 2021QUANTA MAGAZINE
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.
GLOBAL FUEL STANDARDS ARE PUSHING THE DIRTIEST OIL OUT OF THE MARKETMICHAEL J. CORENOCTOBER 12, 2020QUARTZ
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.
A WEIRDLY WARPED PLANET-FORMING DISK CIRCLES A DISTANT TRIO OF STARSLISA GROSSMANSEPTEMBER 3, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
What’s more, the vortex can untwist itself, twisting the viscous medium around it as it does so.
AN UNEXPECTED TWIST LIGHTS UP THE SECRETS OF TURBULENCEDAVID H. FREEDMANSEPTEMBER 3, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Besides these threads, small knots are seen rising in different places; they are viscous, and easily dissolved by heat.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
Probably it is a gas so viscous that it would resist motion as pitch or putty does.
THE ASTRONOMY OF THE BIBLEE. WALTER MAUNDER
It is much less fusible than ordinary soda-glass, and passes through a longer intermediate or viscous stage when heated.
A HANDBOOK OF LABORATORY GLASS-BLOWINGBERNARD D. BOLAS
In amplexus the members of a pair sometimes become glued together by their viscous dermal secretions.
FIELD STUDY OF KANSAS ANT-EATING FROGHENRY S. FITCH
A viscous precipitate forms which frequently loses its viscosity when heat is applied.
THE ELEMENTS OF BACTERIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUEJOHN WILLIAM HENRY EYRE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO VISCOUS

  • adherent
  • adhering
  • agglutinant
  • attaching
  • clinging
  • clingy
  • gelatinous
  • glutinous
  • gooey
  • gummed
  • gummy
  • holding
  • hugging
  • mucilaginous
  • pasty
  • resinous
  • sticky
  • tenacious
  • viscid
  • viscous
  • waxy
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