Flocculate

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1. To aggregate individual particles into small groups or granules; used especially with reference to clay and colloid behavior.

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The colloid behavior of clay.
Source: http://physics.uwstout.edu/IntroSoils/InfoSoil2.htm

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The aggregate clumps or "flocs" of clay.
Source: http://www.minsocam.org/MSA/Monographs/clay_mineral_errata.html