- to form into flocculent masses.
- to form flocculent masses, as a cloud or a chemical precipitate; form aggregated or compound masses of particles.
Origin of flocculate
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- to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass
Word Origin and History for flocculate
1877, from flocculus (1799, from Modern Latin diminutive of Latin floccus "flock of wool") + -ate. Related: Flocculated; flocculating.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper