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VISCOSE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does viscose mean? 

VISCOSE (noun)
  The noun VISCOSE has 2 senses:

1. a cellulose ester obtained by treating cellulose with caustic soda
2. a rayon fabric made from viscose (cellulose xanthate) fibers

  Familiarity information: VISCOSE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VISCOSE (noun)


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Meaning:

A cellulose ester obtained by treating cellulose with caustic soda

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

cellulose xanthate; viscose

Hypernyms ("viscose" is a kind of...):

cellulose ester (any ester of cellulose with an acid)

xanthate (a salt or ester of xanthic acid)

Holonyms ("viscose" is a substance of...):

viscose; viscose rayon (a rayon fabric made from viscose (cellulose xanthate) fibers)


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Meaning:

A rayon fabric made from viscose (cellulose xanthate) fibers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

viscose rayon; viscose

Hypernyms ("viscose" is a kind of...):

rayon (a synthetic silklike fabric)

Meronyms (substance of "viscose"):

cellulose xanthate; viscose (a cellulose ester obtained by treating cellulose with caustic soda)


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