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[ US /pɹɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt/ ]
  1. fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
    Our economy precipitated into complete ruin
  2. bring about abruptly
    The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution
  3. separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
  4. hurl or throw violently
    The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below
  5. fall from clouds
    Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
    rain, snow and sleet were falling
  1. done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    hasty marriage seldom proveth well
    rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
    wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king
    hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
  1. a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
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How To Use precipitate In A Sentence

  • The decision was uncontroversial, as the Soviet's non-aggression pact with Nazi Germany had precipitated the war.
  • However, they do not form extensive precipitates on the bacterial surface.
  • To test the theory of a chemoautotrophic origin of life in a volcanic, hydrothermal setting, we explored mechanisms for the buildup of bio-organic compounds by carbon fixation on catalytic transition metal precipitates. Dawkins on the OOL
  • One assumes other factors were at work, perhaps clinical depression, so that the medal controversy precipitated his decision.
  • It was decided by those present that the Agency must get a message to him warning him against precipitate action.
  • Conclusion: Both spinal and supraspinal neuronal Phosphoinositide 3-kinase(PI3K) pathway played important role in morphine dependent and naloxone-precipitated withdrawal response in mice.
  • It is good news that there is a deal, but many questions remain and policyholders should not take precipitate action yet.
  • If precipitate interfered with the operation of the system, counts were enumerated manually.
  • If a drop of the same ink is mixed with a drop of fresh blood, the carbon precipitates at once in the form of rather coarse black particles, assembling in small irregular clusters.
  • He was a mediocre speaker, uncomfortable in circumstances of political manoeuvre, often either too hesitant or too precipitate in action, and wedded to a proud independence that interfered with the building of successful alliances.
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