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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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Building on earlier conceptual work by Rengasamy and Sumner (1998), Rengasamy and Marchuk (2011) have proposed a generalization of SAR which quantifies both the differing effects of Na and K as dispersing cations diminishing soil permeability and the differing effects of Mg and Ca as flocculating cations enhancing soil permeability.
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The physico-chemical activity analyses showed that the EPS of strain WR-1 presented good flocculating metal chelating and hydroxyl radical scavenging activities while moderate lipid emulsification superoxide radical scavenging and lipid peroxidation inhibitory activities were observed.
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