Definition of viscose noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈvɪskəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪskoʊz//
; BrE BrE//ˈvɪskəʊs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɪskoʊs//
[uncountable] (especially British English)
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a chemical made from cellulose, used to make fibres which can be used to make clothes, etc. Word Originlate 19th cent.: from late Latin viscosus, from Latin viscus ‘birdlime’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: viscose