departiculate

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de- +‎ particulate

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departiculate (third-person singular simple present departiculates, present participle departiculating, simple past and past participle departiculated)

  1. (rare) To remove particles.
    • 1998, Samuel P. Sawan, Supercritical Fluid Cleaning: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications[1]:
      Water, while an excellent departiculating agent, is not as effective in removing nonpolar contaminants from surfaces.
    • 2016, Janet Myatt, The Divine Journey: Awakening to the Creative Process of Life:
      Atomically, the system departiculates as the energy of the system moves into balanced equilibrium.

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