Definition of coagulant in English:

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coagulant

Pronunciation: /kōˈaɡyələnt/

noun

A substance that causes blood or another liquid to coagulate.
Example sentences
  • Virtually every major type of water treatment chemical is used by the pulp and paper industry; coagulants and corrosion inhibitors are the two leading product families.
  • To assist in removal of smaller suspended solids, chemical coagulants are added to the system to help clump these particles together so they can be captured by the filters.
  • Powdered seeds added to water act as a coagulant, binding to murk and bacteria, then sinking to the bottom.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Latin coagulant- 'curdling', from the verb coagulare (see coagulate).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: co·ag·u·lant

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