Definition of Flocculation

1. Noun. The process of flocculating; forming woolly cloudlike aggregations.

Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process
Derivative terms: Flocculate

Definition of Flocculation

1. n. The process by which small particles of fine soils and sediments aggregate into larger lumps.

Definition of Flocculation

1. Noun. A condition in which clays, polymers or other small charged particles become attached and form a fragile structure, a floc. ¹

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Definition of Flocculation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flocculation

1. The rapid precipitationof large amounts of a solute out of a solvent. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flocculation

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flocculonodular lobe

Literary usage of Flocculation

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"THE INFLUENCE OF TEMPERATURE ON ABSORPTION AND flocculation. BY FREDERICK L. GATES, MD (From the Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical ..."

2. Paving Brick and Paving Brick Clays of Illinois by Charles Wesley Rolfe, Ross C. Purdy, Arthur Newell Talbot, Ira Osborn Baker (1908)
"It is important to note that solutions which have surface tensione higher than that of water tend to cause flocculation. The nature of solids affects ..."

3. Principles and Practice of Agricultural Analysis: A Manual for the Study of by Harvey Washington Wiley (1906)
"The colloidal matter prepared as described further along is subjected to analysis to determine its value for plant nourishment. THE flocculation OF SOIL ..."

4. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"Even early in the history of the Wassermann test the first stage of the reaction was considered a flocculation or precipitation reaction. ..."

5. Elements of Agriculture by George Frederick Warren (1920)
"flocculation. When a silt or clay soil is in good condition, Fio. 43. A clay loam soil as it appeared in the spring after having been worked too fine in the ..."

6. A Popular Treatise on the Colloids in the Industrial Arts by Kurt Arndt (1914)
"flocculation of Colloidal Solutions.—Since the colloidal solutions do not correspond to any condition of equilibrium and their particles tend to clump ..."

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