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flocculate

[flok-yuh-leyt]
verb (used with object), flocculated, flocculating.
1.
to form into flocculent masses.
verb (used without object), flocculated, flocculating.
2.
to form flocculent masses, as a cloud or a chemical precipitate; form aggregated or compound masses of particles.

Origin:
1820–30; floccul(us) + -ate1

flocculable [flok-yuh-luh-buhl] , adjective
flocculation, noun
flocculator, noun
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flocculate (ˈflɒkjʊˌleɪt)
 
vb
to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass
 
floccu'lation
 
n

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flocculate
1877, from flocculus (1799, from Mod.L., dim. of L. floccus "flock of wool") + -ate. Related: Flocculated; flocculating.
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