the property exhibited by certain gels of becoming liquid when stirred or shaken.
Origin of thixotropy
1925–30; < Greek thíx(is) touch + -o- + -tropy
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The property exhibited by certain gels of becoming fluid when stirred or shaken and returning to the semisolid state upon standing.
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