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viscosityn. [Cf. F. viscosité, LL. viscositas.].
  •  The quality or state of being viscous.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A property possessed by a viscous fluid, being a resistance to the forces causing a fluid to flow, caused by interactions between the molecules of the fluid and between the fluid and the walls of the conduit through which it moves; also, a measure of such a property.  [1913 Webster]


viscosity, n. (pl. -ies)
1 the quality or degree of being viscous.
2 Physics a (of a fluid) internal friction, the resistance to flow. b a quantity expressing this.

dynamic viscosity a quantity measuring the force needed to overcome internal friction. kinematic viscosity a quantity measuring the dynamic viscosity per unit density.
viscosimeter n.
ME f. OF viscosit{eacute} or med.L viscositas (as VISCOUS)



adhesiveness, bullheadedness, clabbering, clamminess, closeness, clotting, coagulation, cohesiveness, colloidality, compactness, congestedness, congestion, consistence, consistency, crowdedness, curdling, denseness, density, doughiness, firmness, gelatinity, gelatinousness, gluelikeness, gluiness, glutinosity, glutinousness, gumlikeness, gumminess, hardness, heaviness, impenetrability, impermeability, imporosity, incompressibility, incrassation, inspissation, jammedness, jellification, jellylikeness, lentor, mucilaginousness, obstinacy, pastiness, persistence, persistency, relative density, retention, ropiness, slabbiness, sliminess, snugness, solidity, solidness, specific gravity, spissitude, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness, stodginess, stringiness, stubbornness, syrupiness, tackiness, tenaciousness, tenacity, thickening, thickness, tightness, toughness, treacliness, viscidity, viscousness




N semiliquidity, stickiness, viscidity, viscosity, gummosity, glutinosity, mucosity, spissitude, crassitude, lentor, adhesiveness, inspissation, incrassation, thickening, jelly, mucilage, gelatin, gluten, carlock, fish glue, ichthyocol, ichthycolla, isinglass, mucus, phlegm, goo, pituite, lava, glair, starch, gluten, albumen, milk, cream, protein, treacle, gum, size, glue (tenacity), wax, beeswax, emulsion, soup, squash, mud, slush, slime, ooze, moisture, marsh, semifluid, semiliquid, tremellose, half melted, half frozen, milky, muddy, lacteal, lactean, lacteous, lactescent, lactiferous, emulsive, curdled, thick, succulent, uliginous, gelatinous, albuminous, mucilaginous, glutinous, glutenous, gelatin, mastic, amylaceous, ropy, clammy, clotted, viscid, viscous, sticky, tacky, gooey, slab, slabby, lentous, pituitous, mucid, muculent, mucous, gummy.

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