flocculate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin flocculus, diminutive of floccus, a flock (tuft).

Verb[edit]

flocculate (third-person singular simple present flocculates, present participle flocculating, simple past and past participle flocculated)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To collect together in a loose aggregation like flocks (tufts) of wool.
    • I. P. Roberts
      When applied to clay soils it [lime] binds the small particles together, or flocculates them.

Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

flocculate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of flocculare
  2. second-person plural imperative of flocculare
  3. feminine plural of flocculato