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deflocculate

Line breaks: de|floc¦cu|late
Pronunciation: /diːˈflɒkjʊleɪt
 
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Definition of deflocculate in English:

verb

[with object] Chemistry
Break up the floccules of (a substance suspended in a liquid) into fine particles, producing a dispersion: (as adjective deflocculated) deflocculated clay slurry
More example sentences
  • Yeast strains grown to saturation in 10 ml liquid medium overnight and were deflocculated by two washes in sodium citrate.
  • Under such conditions the stability of soil aggregates will decrease and clays will break down and deflocculate.
  • The samples were rolled and then the total clay-rich sample was deflocculated and deslimed by continuous washing under gently running water.

Derivatives

deflocculation

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Deflocculation may be acceptable during mixing, but strong deflocculation and over-deflocculation are not generally desirable in ceramic forming bodies.
  • When using aqueous cleaning, several mechanisms such as dissolution, wetting, emulsification, deflocculation, saponification, and sequestration generally are employed.
  • Proper deflocculation allows the use of less water to make the slip a liquid, this keeps the molds from getting too wet.

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