Definition of Thixotropy:

  1. The property of becoming less viscous when subjected to an applied stress, shown for example by some gels which become temporarily fluid when shaken or stirred.

  2. Property of some gels to become fluid on the application of pressure and to re-gel when the pressure is removed.

How to use Thixotropy in a sentence?

  1. A very desirable property in many applications is thixotropy, in which the material behaves as a gel or very viscous liquid at rest or subject to mild shear, but flows freely when subjected to a larger shear.

Meaning of Thixotropy & Thixotropy Definition