deflocculate

[dee-flok-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), deflocculated, deflocculating. Physical Chemistry.
to reduce from a flocculent state by dispersing the flocculated particles.

Origin:
1905–10; de- + flocculate

deflocculation, noun
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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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The imbalance of electrical charges that result from this makeup causes dispersive clays to deflocculate in the presence of water.
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