Etymology
Advertisement

flocculate (v.)

"gather in flocculent masses," 1845 (flocculated), from flocculus (1799), from Modern Latin, a diminutive of Latin floccus "tuft of wool," a word of unknown origin, + -ate (2). Related: Flocculating.

updated on December 03, 2016

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of flocculate from WordNet

flocculate (v.)
form into an aggregated lumpy or fluffy mass;
the protoplasms flocculated
flocculate (v.)
cause to become a fluffy or lumpy aggregate;
The chemist flocculated the suspended material
From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.