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Definition of mucilaginous:

  1. Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands.
  2. Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid.
  3. Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants.

Synonyms:

syrupy, pastelike, viscid, pasty, gummy, embarrassing, adhesive, awkward, steamy, unenviable, solid, glutinous, gluey, gummed, viscose, sticky, viscous, muggy.

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