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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.

floc′cu·la′tion n.


The grouping together of colloidal particles to form a precipitate which may float in the liquid.
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Noun1.flocculation - the process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"


n. floculación, precipitación o aglomeración en forma de copos de partículas usualmente invisibles.
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Chemical composition, threshold electrolyte concentration (TEC), osmotic pressure ([P.sub.tec]), and cationic flocculation charge (CFC) of the equilibrium solutions at the point of complete flocculation CROSS, Cation ratio of structural stability of the soil solutions.