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(Science News)   Today I learned a new word: flocculent. I still have no idea what it means, but I'm going to work it into conversation anyway   (sci-news.com) divider line
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2020-06-30 11:42:15 AM  
4 votes:
Or get a swimming pool, and you'll find out what flocculant is.

Oh, and subby? -ant, not -ent.
 
2020-06-30 11:48:51 AM  
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pdieten: Or get a swimming pool, and you'll find out what flocculant is.

Oh, and subby? -ant, not -ent.


Try again. Flocculant is a substance used to promote flocculation.

Flocculent is the physical characteristic of Flocculence.
 
2020-06-30 1:20:32 PM  
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2020-06-30 3:56:04 PM  
1 vote:

FormlessOne: Wait until they discover "floccinaucinihilipilification"...


It'll do them no good.
 
2020-06-30 1:33:04 PM  
1 vote:
So you learned a new word but you didn't learn what it means? Stupid Farker.
 
2020-06-30 12:30:36 PM  
1 vote:
Wait until they discover "floccinaucinihilipilification"...
 
2020-06-30 12:08:46 PM  
1 vote:
You would think that "flocculance" was the avian equivalent to "herd immunity".

You would think...

...or a group bird fart
 
2020-06-30 11:58:42 AM  
1 vote:
I actually use the term quite often.  Part of my company designs water treatment systems and we use flocculants.

I love having the discussion for the first time
So what does a flocculant do?
Causes flocculation
Oh ok...carry on then I suppose
 
2020-06-30 11:36:00 AM  
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"Flocculation is a desirable and important characteristic that is unique to brewers yeast. When brewers yeast nears the end of fermentation, single cells aggregate into clumps of thousands of cells, and drop to the bottom of the fermentor, leaving clear beer behind. If yeast flocculate too early, the beer will be underattenuated and sweet. If yeast do not flocculate, the beer will be cloudy and have a yeasty taste."
 
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