[flok-yuh-leyt] /ˈflɒk yəˌleɪt/

verb (used with object), flocculated, flocculating.
to form into masses.
verb (used without object), flocculated, flocculating.
to form masses, as a cloud or a chemical precipitate; form aggregated or compound masses of particles.
to form or be formed into an aggregated flocculent mass

1877, from flocculus (1799, from Modern Latin diminutive of Latin floccus “flock of wool”) + -ate. Related: Flocculated; flocculating.


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