Flocculate Floc"cu*late, a. (Zo["o]l.) Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects. [1913 Webster]

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  • Flocculate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flocculate — Floc cu*late, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flocculated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flocculating}.] (Geol.) To aggregate into small lumps. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flocculate — (v.) 1877, from flocculus (1799, from Mod.L. dim. of L. floccus flock of wool ) + ATE (Cf. ate). Related: Flocculated; flocculating …   Etymology dictionary

  • flocculate — [fläk′yə lāt΄; ] for n [., fläk′yələt] vt., vi. flocculated, flocculating to form small, individual masses, as in a suspension n. a flocculated mass flocculation n …   English World dictionary

  • flocculate — verb ( lated; lating) Date: 1877 transitive verb to cause to aggregate into a flocculent mass < flocculate clay particles > intransitive verb to become flocculent • flocculant noun • flocculation noun • flocculator …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flocculate — To become flocculent. * * * floc·cu·late fläk yə .lāt vb, lat·ed; lat·ing vt to cause to aggregate into a flocculent mass <denature and flocculate cell proteins> vi to become flocculated floc·cu·la·tion .fläk yə lā shən n floc·cu·late lət …   Medical dictionary

  • flocculate — flokuliatas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Flokuliacijos paveikta medžiaga. atitikmenys: angl. floc; flocculate rus. флокулят …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flocculate — flocculable /flok yeuh leuh beuhl/, adj. flocculation, n. flocculator, n. /flok yeuh layt /, v., flocculated, flocculating. v.t. 1. to form into flocculent masses. v.i. 2. to form flocculent masses, as a cloud or a chemical precipitate; form… …   Universalium

  • flocculate — verb To collect together in a loose aggregation like flocks (tufts) of wool …   Wiktionary

  • flocculate — adj. hairy, woolly, tufted v. form into a loose woolly masses …   English contemporary dictionary

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