verb (used with object), floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing.
- to form into flocculent masses.
verb (used without object), floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing.
- to form flocculent masses, as a cloud or a chemical precipitate; form aggregated or compound masses of particles.
- to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass
1877, from flocculus (1799, from Modern Latin diminutive of Latin floccus “flock of wool”) + -ate. Related: Flocculated; flocculating.