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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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So, we believed that one of the mechanisms of fluid loss control was preventing the generation of flocculated structure in cement slurries.
Since they are less flocculated and lower viscosity, the polymer particles may have better lapping and achieve some penetration into the open lumen of the fractured surface cells.
Whether a pigment is well dispersed or flocculated has a profound effect on the optical, as well as physical and rheological, properties of films.
Murphy, "The Transient Settling of Stable and Flocculated Dispersions," J.
The behaviour of these kaolinites in a condensed state contrasts markedly with the behaviour of kaolinite suspensions for which Schofield and Samson (1954) found that at pH values <6, kaolinites were flocculated at all electrolyte concentrations; however, for larger pH values or in the presence of a peptising agent, the kaolinites were dispersed but flocculated at elevated concentrations of electrolyte.
These characteristics are thought to be the result of the unusual "space-filling" nature of these fibrids; in normal use, therefore, fibrid suspensions form a highly flocculated system.
For example, if there is a rub-up, floating, or some other color problem, a microscope can be used to measure particle size of the pigment in the wet paint and determine whether it is flocculated or not.
Whether a latex is well dispersed or flocculated has a profound effect on rheology and the physical and optical properties of films.
The [is less than] 2-[micro]m fraction was separated by exhaustively dispersing in water, centrifuging, and decanting; 15 separations were required giving 900 mL of suspension (the duplicate samples were bulked) that was then flocculated with 0.
Besides, it is also important to consider the relative position between the particles, as they might be parallel to each other, randomly oriented, or even flocculated, forming a network (9).
If you are dealing with a flow problem, besides making viscosity measurements, look at the wet paint with a higher power conventional (compound) microscope to see whether the resin and/or pigment are flocculated [see my article in JCT Coatings Tech, 3 (2), 36-43 (February 2006), for more details on microscope use and applications].
Shear Field Modification of Strongly Flocculated Suspensions--Aggregate Morphology," Colloid Polym.