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 precipitate precipitate

noun

  • () a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering  ( precipitate )
    a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • adj

  • done with very great haste and without due deliberation  ( hasty, overhasty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous )
    done with very great haste and without due deliberation
     hasty marriage seldom proveth well
    hasty marriage seldom proveth well
     hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
    hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
     rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
     wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
    wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
  • verb

  • () separate as a fine suspension of solid particles  ( precipitate )
    separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
  • () bring about abruptly  ( precipitate )
    bring about abruptly
     The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution
    The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution
  • hurl or throw violently  ( precipitate )
    hurl or throw violently
     The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below
    The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below
  • fall vertically, sharply, or headlong  ( precipitate )
    fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
     Our economy precipitated into complete ruin
    Our economy precipitated into complete ruin
  • fall from clouds  ( precipitate, come down, fall )
    fall from clouds
     rain, snow and sleet were falling
    rain, snow and sleet were falling
     Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
    Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum