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ˈflɒk yə ləntfloc·cu·lent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flocculent, woolly, woolyadjective

    having a fluffy character or appearance


  1. flocculentnoun

    diminutive of flocculent spiral galaxy

  2. flocculentadjective

    Flocculated, resembling bits of wool, woolly.

  3. flocculentadjective

    Covered in a woolly substance; downy.

  4. flocculentadjective


  5. Etymology: From Latin floccus ‘flock of wool’.


  1. flocculent

    Flocculation, in the field of chemistry, is a process by which colloidal particles come out of suspension to sediment under the form of floc or flake, either spontaneously or due to the addition of a clarifying agent. The action differs from precipitation in that, prior to flocculation, colloids are merely suspended, under the form of a stable dispersion (where the internal phase (solid) is dispersed throughout the external phase (fluid) through mechanical agitation) and are not truly dissolved in solution. Coagulation and flocculation are important processes in water treatment with coagulation aimed to destabilize and aggregate particles through chemical interactions between the coagulant and colloids, and flocculation to sediment the destabilized particles by causing their aggregation into floc.


  1. flocculent

    Flocculent is an adjective that refers to a substance or material that is fluffy, wooly, or has a clumpy or tuft-like texture or appearance. It usually describes a cloudy or suspended material in liquid, typically observed in chemistry or astronomy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flocculentadjective

    clothed with small flocks or flakes; woolly

  2. Flocculentadjective

    applied to the down of newly hatched or unfledged birds

  3. Etymology: [See Flock of wool.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flocculent in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flocculent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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