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thixotropic

/ (ˌθɪksəˈtrɒpɪk) /
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adjective

(of fluids and gels) having a viscosity that decreases when a stress is applied, as when stirredthixotropic paints

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Derived forms of thixotropic

thixotropy (θɪkˈsɒtrəpɪ), nounthixotrope (ˈθɪksəˌtrəʊp), noun

Word Origin for thixotropic

C20: from Greek thixis the act of touching + -tropic
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