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deflocculate

[dee-flok-yuh-leyt]
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verb (used with object), de·floc·cu·lat·ed, de·floc·cu·lat·ing. Physical Chemistry.
  1. 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
Related formsde·floc·cu·la·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deflocculation

deflocculate

verb (tr)
  1. to disperse, forming a colloid or suspension
  2. to prevent flocculation of (a colloid or suspension)
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Derived Formsdeflocculation, noundeflocculant, noun
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