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VISCOSITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does viscosity mean? 

VISCOSITY (noun)
  The noun VISCOSITY has 1 sense:

1. resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow)

  Familiarity information: VISCOSITY used as a noun is very rare.


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VISCOSITY (noun)


Sense 1viscosity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resistance of a liquid to sheer forces (and hence to flow)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

viscosity; viscousness

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

body; consistence; consistency (the property of holding together and retaining its shape)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "viscosity"):

stickiness (the property of sticking to a surface)

sliminess (a property resembling or being covered with slime)

cohesiveness; glueyness; gluiness; gumminess; ropiness; tackiness; viscidity; viscidness (the property of being cohesive and sticky)

gelatinousness; glutinosity; glutinousness (the property of having a viscosity like jelly)


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