Meaning of FLOCCULANT in English

-lənt noun

( -s )

Etymology: floccule + -ant

: an agent that produces floccule or other aggregate formation especially in soil

lime alters soil pH and acts as a flocculant in clay soils

especially : a usually acid reagent used in ceramic manufacture to increase the viscosity of a clay slip or the plasticity of tempered clay

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