Definition of Flocculate

1. Verb. Form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass. "The protoplasms flocculated"

Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Flocculation, Flocculent



2. Verb. Cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate. "The chemist flocculated the suspended material"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Flocculent

Definition of Flocculate

1. v. i. To aggregate into small lumps.

2. a. Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects.

3. v. t. To convert into floccules or flocculent aggregates; to make granular or crumbly; as, the flocculating of a soil improves its mechanical condition.

Definition of Flocculate

1. Verb. To collect together in a loose aggregation like flocks (tufts) of wool. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flocculate

1. [v -LATED, -LATING, -LATES]

Medical Definition of Flocculate

1. To aggregate into small lumps. Origin: Flocculated; Flocculating. Furnished with tufts of curly hairs, as some insects. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flocculate

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floccillation
floccinaucinihilipilificate
floccinaucinihilipilificated
floccinaucinihilipilificates
floccinaucinihilipilificating
floccinaucinihilipilification
floccing
floccose
floccose chanterelle
flocculable
flocculant
flocculants
floccular
floccular fossa
flocculate (current term)
flocculated
flocculates
flocculating
flocculation
flocculation reaction
flocculation test
flocculation tests
flocculations
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flocculators
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flocculence
flocculent
flocculent spiral galaxy

Literary usage of Flocculate

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1. Biochemical Bulletin by Columbia University (1912)
"The milk, or other casein-containing fluid, is diluted to a convenient volume and acetic acid is added in amount sufficient to flocculate the casein ..."

2. Infection and Resistance: An Exposition of the Biological Phenomena by Hans Zinsser (1918)
"The silver halides flocculate very readily iu pure water, but in gelatin solution remain in a highly dispersed state, which i? necessary to the preparation ..."

3. The American Journal of Syphilis (1921)
"Spinal fluid does not flocculate in the first phase of the Meinicke reaction, and it is explained that because of the relatively high water content of the ..."

4. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"is of small importance, as the ore is composed of crystalline schists and quartz and there is little tendency for the ore to flocculate under the influence ..."

5. Agriculture in Some of Its Relations with Chemistry by Frank Humphreys Storer (1897)
"It is to be remembered, however, that in soils containing calcareous matter, the addition of salt or of muriate of potash might act, not to flocculate the ..."

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