Definitions

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  • adj. Whose viscosity decreases as shear stress increases (as with paint and ketchup, for example).

Etymologies

pseudo- +‎ plastic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A lot of foods, or fluids that contain long molecules are like this. we call them shear thickening, or pseudoplastic, fluids.

    Archive 2004-09-01

  • Jungbunzlauer Xanthan Gum is the ideal stabiliser and thickener: Through its pseudoplastic flow properties it creates the texture and mouthfeel consumers prefer, with a neutral taste.

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  • As ketchup can tend to confuse
    The kids must be given some clues:
    It's goop pseudoplastic
    So shaking extracts it;
    Unshaken it never will ooze.

    November 13, 2016

  • Super Elastic Bubble Plastic!

    November 4, 2007