Meaning of FLOCCULENT in English

I. -nt adjective

Etymology: Late Latin floccul us + English -ent

1. : of the appearance of wool : woolly , flocky

flocculent cloud masses

2. : containing, consisting of, or occurring in the form of loosely aggregated particles or soft flakes : made up of flocs

a flocculent white precipitate

3. : covered with tufts of woolly material ; specifically : covered with a soft waxy substance often resembling wool — used chiefly of aphids and scales

• floc·cu·lent·ly adverb

II. noun

( -s )

: a flocculating agent : flocculant

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