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- præcipitate (obsolete)
common but often proscribed:
- (transitive) To make something happen suddenly and quickly.
- Synonyms: advance, accelerate, hasten, speed up
- to precipitate a journey, or a conflict
- it precipitated their success
- (transitive) To throw an object or person from a great height.
- (transitive) To send violently into a certain state or condition.
- we were precipitated into a conflict
- (intransitive, chemistry) To come out of a liquid solution into solid form.
- Adding the acid will cause the salt to precipitate.
- (transitive, chemistry) To separate a substance out of a liquid solution into solid form.
- (intransitive, meteorology) To have water in the air fall to the ground, for example as rain, snow, sleet, or hail; be deposited as condensed droplets.
- (transitive) To cause (water in the air) to condense or fall to the ground.
- (intransitive) To fall headlong.
- (intransitive) To act too hastily; to be precipitous.
make something happen suddenly and quickly; hasten
To throw an object or person from a great height
To send violently into a certain state or condition
To come out of a liquid solution into solid form
To separate out of a liquid solution into solid form
To have water in the air fall to the ground
- headlong; falling steeply or vertically.
- 1718, Prior, Matthew, Solomon, book 2, lines 853–854:
- When the full stores their ancient bounds disdain, / Precipitate the furious torrent flows.
- Very steep; precipitous.
- Synonym: brant
- With a hasty impulse; hurried; headstrong.
- Moving with excessive speed or haste.
- The king was too precipitate in declaring war.
- a precipitate case of disease
- Performed very rapidly or abruptly.
Moving with excessive speed or haste
- (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈsɪpɪtət/, /pɹəˈsɪpɪtət/
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- (Received Pronunciation, US) IPA(key): /pɹɪˈsɪpɪteɪt/, /pɹəˈsɪpɪteɪt/
precipitate (plural precipitates)
- a product resulting from a process, event, or course of action
- (chemistry) a solid that exits the liquid phase of a solution
chemistry: solid that exits the liquid phase of a solution
- precipitate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- precipitate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911.
- precipitate at OneLook Dictionary Search
precipitate f pl
- Feminine plural of adjective precipitato.
precipitate f pl