verb (used with object), floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing.
to form into flocculent masses.
verb (used without object), floc·cu·lat·ed, floc·cu·lat·ing.
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
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1877, from flocculus (1799, from Modern Latin diminutive of Latin floccus "flock of wool") + -ate. Related: Flocculated; flocculating.
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