a chemical for producing flocculation of suspended particles, as to improve the plasticity of clay for ceramic purposes.

floccule + -ant

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flocculant (ˈflɒkjʊlənt)
a substance added to a suspension to enhance aggregation of the suspended particles

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Example sentences
The addition of the flocculant improved product quality, but not to the level
Flocculant must be formulated as a water-in-oil emulsion.
The pH is indirectly impacted due to the acidic nature of the flocculant aide.
The flocculant is directed through a static mixer, to a clarifier and then to
  settling ponds.
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