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v. floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing, floc·cu·lates
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.
To form lumpy or fluffy masses.
(Chemistry) to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass
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.
Past participle: flocculated
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|Verb||1.||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"|