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.

Nearby words

  1. deflection,
  2. deflection yoke,
  3. deflective,
  4. deflexed,
  5. deflocculant,
  6. defloration,
  7. deflower,
  8. defluvium,
  9. defluxion,
  10. defo

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

/ (dɪˈflɒkjʊˌleɪt) /

verb (tr)

to disperse, forming a colloid or suspension
to prevent flocculation of (a colloid or suspension)
Derived Formsdeflocculation, noundeflocculant, noun

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