Definition of coagulant in English:

coagulant

Line breaks: co¦agu|lant
Pronunciation: /kəʊˈagjʊlənt
 
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noun

  • A substance that causes blood or another liquid to coagulate: an injection of blood coagulant [count noun]: I’ll give a sedative, then a coagulant
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    • 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).

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