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Oct 12, 2016
This week’s theme
Verbs

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confute
propine
flocculate
absolve
objurgate

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flocculate

PRONUNCIATION:
(FLOK-yuh-layt)

MEANING:
verb tr., intr.: To form or cause to form into clumps.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin flocculus, diminutive of Latin floccus (tuft of wool). Earliest documented use: 1826.

USAGE:
“Organic matter causes clay particles to flocculate and make larger lumps.”
Laurie Donnelly; Soil Smarts; Country Living Gardener (Birmingham, Alabama); Fall 2004.

See more usage examples of flocculate in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The mosque is too far from home, so let's do this / Let's make a weeping child laugh. -Nida Fazli, poet (12 Oct 1938-2016)

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