flocculate








verb (used with object), floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing.

  1. to form into flocculent masses.

verb (used without object), floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing.

  1. to form flocculent masses, as a cloud or a chemical precipitate; form aggregated or compound masses of particles.

verb

  1. to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass
v.

1877, from flocculus (1799, from Modern Latin diminutive of Latin floccus “flock of wool”) + -ate. Related: Flocculated; flocculating.

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