deflocculate

[ dee-flok-yuh-leyt ]
/ diˈflɒk yəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), de·floc·cu·lat·ed, de·floc·cu·lat·ing.Physical Chemistry.

to reduce from a flocculent state by dispersing the flocculated particles.

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Origin of deflocculate

First recorded in 1905–10; de- + flocculate

OTHER WORDS FROM deflocculate

de·floc·cu·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deflocculate

deflocculate
/ (dɪˈflɒkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb (tr)

to disperse, forming a colloid or suspension
to prevent flocculation of (a colloid or suspension)

Derived forms of deflocculate

deflocculation, noundeflocculant, noun
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