Definitions for precipitateprɪˈsɪp ɪˌteɪt; -tɪt, -ˌteɪt
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pre•cip•i•tateprɪˈsɪp ɪˌteɪt; -tɪt, -ˌteɪt(v.; adj., n.; adj.; n.)-tat•ed, -tat•ing
(v.t.)to hasten the occurrence of; bring about prematurely or suddenly:
to precipitate a crisis.
to fling or hurl down.
to cast violently or abruptly:
to precipitate oneself into a struggle.
to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution, as by means of a reagent.
(v.i.)to fall to the earth's surface as a condensed form of water; to rain, snow, hail, drizzle, etc.
to separate from a solution as a precipitate.
to be cast down headlong.
(adj.)done or made without sufficient deliberation; overhasty; rash:
a precipitate marriage.
rushing or falling headlong.
proceeding rapidly or with great haste:
a precipitate retreat.
exceedingly sudden or abrupt.
(n.)a substance precipitated from a solution.
moisture condensed in the form of rain, snow, etc.
Origin of precipitate:
1520–30; < L praecipitātus, ptp. of praecipitāre to hurl down, cause to fall, v. der. of praeceps, s. praecipit- (see precipice , -ate1)
a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous(verb)
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"
bring about abruptly
"The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
precipitate, come down, fall(verb)
fall from clouds
"rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
"Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
hurl or throw violently
"The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
overhasty; rash; as, the king was too precipitate in declaring war
lacking due deliberation or care; hurried; said or done before the time; as, a precipitate measure
falling, flowing, or rushing, with steep descent; headlong
ending quickly in death; brief and fatal; as, a precipitate case of disease
an insoluble substance separated from a solution in a concrete state by the action of some reagent added to the solution, or of some force, such as heat or cold. The precipitate may fall to the bottom (whence the name), may be diffused through the solution, or may float at or near the surface
to throw headlong; to cast down from a precipice or height
to urge or press on with eager haste or violence; to cause to happen, or come to a crisis, suddenly or too soon; as, precipitate a journey, or a conflict
to separate from a solution, or other medium, in the form of a precipitate; as, water precipitates camphor when in solution with alcohol
to dash or fall headlong
to hasten without preparation
to separate from a solution as a precipitate. See Precipitate, n
Translations for precipitate
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the substance that settles at the bottom of a liquid.
- مادّة مُتَرَسِّبَهArabic
- precipitadoPortuguese (BR)
- der NiederschlagGerman
- तलछट घोल का अवक्षिप्त पदार्थ, निस्सादनHindi
- talog, padalinaCroatian
- رسوب، چيزيكه در ته مايعات باقى ميماندPersian
- رسوب، هغه شى چې د مايعاتو كښته پاتى كيږىPashto
- 沈澱物Chinese (Trad.)
- chất kết tủaVietnamese
- 沉淀物Chinese (Simp.)
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