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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flocculate  \Floc"cu*late\,  v.  t. 
  To  convert  into  floccules  or  flocculent  aggregates;  to  make 
  granular  or  crumbly;  as  the  flocculating  of  a  soil  improves 
  its  mechanical  condition. 
 
  When  applied  to  clay  soils  it  [lime]  binds  the  small 
  particles  together,  or  flocculates  them  --I.  P. 
  Roberts. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flocculate  \Floc"cu*late\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Flocculated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Flocculating}.]  (Geol.) 
  To  aggregate  into  small  lumps. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flocculate  \Floc"cu*late\,  a.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Furnished  with  tufts  of  curly  hairs,  as  some  insects. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flocculate 
  v  :  form  into  an  aggregated  flocculent  mass,  as  of  protoplasms 




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