Definition of "viscid" [vis•cid]

  • Thick and adhesive. Used of a fluid. (adjective)
  • Covered with a sticky or clammy coating. (adjective)

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Use "viscid" in a sentence
  • "The nattō strings itself are often described by the Japanese ideophone nebaneba, which roughly translates as 'viscid' or 'gooey'."
  • "Considerably more alarming was a series of photographs of Linder and an American gallerist accomplice covered in a wild array of gloopy, dripping colour; in one image, only the artist's eyes were recognisable, such was the quantity of what seemed to be viscid pigment."
  • "With the ingestion, she trembles, the meal, thawed, invested now by all of him, crumbling, eyes strained wide, blood moving in viscid rivers, her venom coming back to poison her."