deflocculant

deflocculant

[dee-flok-yuh-luhnt]
noun Ceramics.
a chemical added to slip to increase fluidity.

Origin:
1925–30; defloccul(ate) + -ant

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deflocculate (dɪˈflɒkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
1.  to disperse, forming a colloid or suspension
2.  to prevent flocculation of (a colloid or suspension)
 
defloccu'lation
 
n
 
de'flocculant
 
n

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