deflocculant

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deflocculant

[dē′fläk·yə·lənt]
(chemistry)
An agent that causes deflocculation; examples are sodium carbonate and other basic materials used to deflocculate clay slips.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fifty five pounds of powdered clay are mixed with deflocculent and approximately 2.5 gallons of water, yielding 77 pounds of casting slip which is then poured into plaster moulds.