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In simple terms, 10W-30 grade oil means the oil has a viscosity grade of 10 in winter conditions and 30 in summer conditions.
  the measure of a liquid’s resistance to flow
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viscosity viscosities
Strongly Associated with:   viscous
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  • In simple terms, 10W-30 grade oil means the oil has a viscosity grade of 10 in winter conditions and 30 in summer conditions.
  • Modern motor oil has polymer additives to keep its viscosity from changing too much at different temperatures.
  • She demonstrated how a superfluid has no viscosity. The liquid climbed up and over the walls of the beaker holding it.
  • As a gas it exhibits surface tension and viscosity, like mercury.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Adam seemed clothed in a viscosity that slowed his movements and held his thoughts down.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • The less time, the more friction, difficulty, and viscosity.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • It had the viscosity of axle grease.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • "Very high viscosity you are looking at," Dr. Chu said.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The predominant quality of the slow form is viscosity.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • …mention the fact that it carries a bonus amounting to six months’ salary"; continued with some account of the technique for preserving the excised ovary alive and actively developing; passed on to a consideration of optimum temperature, salinity, viscosity; referred to the liquor in which the detached and ripened eggs were kept; and, leading his charges to the work tables, actually showed them how this liquor was drawn off from the test-tubes; how it was let out drop by drop onto the…
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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  • Viscosity neither too high nor too low.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • The primary problem was an unnoticed concentration of low-density, low-viscosity impurities that remained at the center of the silica.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Viscosity occurs on a cellular level.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Viscosity and velocity are opposites, yet they can look the same.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Viscosity causes the stillness of disinclination, velocity causes the stillness of fascination.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Part of the mute paralysis of viscosity comes from knowing every detail of what’s ahead and having to wait for its arrival.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Viscosity flattens the effervescence of panic.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Viscosity.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • In contrast to viscosity’s cellular coma, velocity endows every platelet and muscle fiber with a mind of its own, a means of knowing and commenting on its own behavior.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
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Associated words [difficulty]:   viscosity [6] , viscous [5] , surface tension [8] , laser [1] , entropy [4] , Mach [5] , speed of light [5] , half-life [6] , thermodynamics [6] , convection [7] , electron microscope [7] , induction [7] , conduction [8] , specific heat [8] , surface tension [8] , Boyle’s law [9] , absolute zero [9]
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