[ flŏk′yə-lā′shən ]
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The process by which individual particles of clay aggregate into clotlike masses or precipitate into small lumps. Flocculation occurs as a result of a chemical reaction between the clay particles and another substance, usually salt water.
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Words nearby flocculation
floccillation, floccinaucinihilipilification, floccose, flocculant, flocculate, flocculation, floccule, flocculent, flocculent precipitate, flocculus, floccus
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