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flocculation

[ flŏk′yə-lāshən ]
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Definition of flocculation

n.
The process of becoming flocculent.
Precipitation from solution in the form of fleecy masses.
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Other words from flocculation

floccu•late′ v.
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Scientific definitions for flocculation

flocculation
[ flŏk′yə-lāshən ]

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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