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Definition of "viscose" []

  • A thick, golden-brown viscous solution of cellulose xanthate, used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane. (noun)
  • Viscose rayon. (noun)
  • Viscous. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or made from viscose. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "viscose" in a sentence
  • "Sometimes the terms viscose and rayon are used interchangeably, although they are created by slightly different methods."
  • "Of the 'viscose' product we have a more intimate knowledge, and it certainly reaches a higher general standard than the older and now well-known artificial silks."
  • "It’s made out of a durable fabric, something called viscose, so that it won’t fall apart like the average kitchen sponge."