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floc·cu·late

 (flŏk′yə-lāt′)
v. floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing, floc·cu·lates
v.tr.
1. To cause (individual particles of clay) to aggregate into clotlike masses or precipitate into small lumps.
2. To cause (clouds) to form fluffy masses.
v.intr.
To form lumpy or fluffy masses.

floc′cu·la′tion n.

flocculate

(ˈflɒkjʊˌleɪt)
vb
(Chemistry) to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass
ˌfloccuˈlation n

floc•cu•late

(ˈflɒk yəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to form into flocculent masses.
v.i.
2. to form flocculent masses, as a cloud or a precipitate.
[1820–30]
floc`cu•la′tion, n.
floc′cu•la`tor, n.

flocculate


Past participle: flocculated
Gerund: flocculating

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.flocculate - form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass; "the protoplasms flocculated"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
2.flocculate - cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate; "The chemist flocculated the suspended material"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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Pigment particles in general and iron oxides in particular have such small particle size and resulting large surface area that the particles have an affinity to each other and tend to flocculate when a dispersion is not adequately stabilized.
Polymer containing composites and membranes coagulate and flocculate these impurities (Bratby, 2006).
Similarly, Marchuk and Rengasamy (2012) reported a highly significant linear correlation between CROSSf and the salt concentration (expressed conventionally as electrical conductivity) required to flocculate three Australian soils.
It is characterised by cross linking capabilities that, when activated according to Sorbwater's process, instantly and irreversibly flocculate pollution in water to large, easy separable super-strong flocks.
Banihashem A, Alavimoghadam M, Maknoun R, Application of poly-aluminum chloride to flocculate water supply of Tehran, Journal of Technology of Education, 2007; 3(2): 109-113.
This causes the colorant pigment to flocculate, causing poor colorant acceptance.
The objectives of this study were (i) to investigate the mechanisms of PAM adsorption and desorption by pure kaolinitc and montmorillonite specimens as well as the ability of PAMs to flocculate the two clays, and (ii) to further test and evaluate the ability of PAMs to clarify and flocculate clay suspensions of four natural subsoils having distinct clay mineralogy.
It is likewise considered good practice either to convert other soluble pollutants to settleable biosolids or to flocculate them chemically.
The pulp from Moringa oleifera Lam seeds acts as a clarifying agent for water by the presence of a cationic protein of high molecular weight, which destabilizes the particles contained in the water and flocculate colloids (NDABIGENGESERE et al.
New work suggests, however, that adding a tiny amount of salt to turbid water causes the suspended clay particles to flocculate and sink to the bottom of the bottle, leaving clear water that can be decanted and subjected to the SODIS method.
If the aliphatic fraction of the oil reaches a threshold limit, then asphaltenes begin to flocculate and precipitate.