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Definition of PRECIPITATE

noun : PRECIPITATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering ;

verb : PRECIPITATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution" ;

  • 2. (

    ) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles ;

  • 3. (

    ) fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum" ;

  • 4. (

    ) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin" ;

  • 5. (

    ) hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below" ;

Adjective : PRECIPITATE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king" ;


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