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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.
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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"
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n. floculación, precipitación o aglomeración en forma de copos de partículas usualmente invisibles.
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In the kaolin wastewater flocculation tests, the supernatant residual turbidity and the floc size were used to review the kaolin flocculation performance by adding the synthesized PAD.
Figure 5 shows the behavior of the reducing turbidity (% RT) and reducing total solids (% RS) when was varied [R.sub.c] during subsequent flocculation tests. The lowest turbidity removal was achieved when [R.sub.c] = 1,000 which would indicate that the applied electric charge was not sufficient to obtain the necessary concentration of iron cations.