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Meaning of FLOCCULATE

Pronunciation:  'flâkyu`leyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  form into an aggregated flocculent mass, as of protoplasms
 

FLOCCULATE is a 10 letter word that starts with F.

 

 See Also: change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Floc"cu*late\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flocculated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Flocculating}.] (Geol.)
    To aggregate into small lumps.
    
    
  2. \Floc"cu*late\, a. (Zo["o]l.)
    Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects.
    
    
  3. \Floc"cu*late\, v. t.
    To convert into floccules or flocculent aggregates; to make
    granular or crumbly; as, the flocculating of a soil improves
    its mechanical condition.
    
          When applied to clay soils it [lime] binds the small
          particles together, or flocculates them. --I. P.
                                                   Roberts.
    
    
 

 

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