What does precipitate mean?

Definitions for precipitate
prɪˈsɪp ɪˌteɪt; -tɪt, -ˌteɪtpre·cip·i·tate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precipitateadjective

    a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering

  2. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitousverb

    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"

  3. precipitateverb

    bring about abruptly

    "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"

  4. precipitateverb

    separate as a fine suspension of solid particles

  5. precipitate, come down, fallverb

    fall from clouds

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

  6. precipitateverb

    fall vertically, sharply, or headlong

    "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"

  7. precipitateverb

    hurl or throw violently

    "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"

GCIDE

  1. Precipitatenoun

    atmospheric moisture condensed as rain or snow, etc.; same as precipitation.

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precipitateadjective

    overhasty; rash; as, the king was too precipitate in declaring war

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  2. Precipitateadjective

    lacking due deliberation or care; hurried; said or done before the time; as, a precipitate measure

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  3. Precipitateadjective

    falling, flowing, or rushing, with steep descent; headlong

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  4. Precipitateadjective

    ending quickly in death; brief and fatal; as, a precipitate case of disease

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  5. Precipitatenoun

    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

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  6. Precipitateverb

    to throw headlong; to cast down from a precipice or height

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  7. Precipitateverb

    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

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  8. Precipitateverb

    to separate from a solution, or other medium, in the form of a precipitate; as, water precipitates camphor when in solution with alcohol

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  9. Precipitateverb

    to dash or fall headlong

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  10. Precipitateverb

    to hasten without preparation

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

  11. Precipitateverb

    to separate from a solution as a precipitate. See Precipitate, n

    Etymology: [NL. praecipitatum: cf. F. prcipit.]

Freebase

  1. Precipitate

    Precipitate is an EP by New York City-based Indie-rock band Interpol. It features two tracks not on albums "Precipitate" and "Song Seven". The featured version of "A Time To Be So Small" is different from the one re-recorded and released three years later on Antics and "PDA" differs from the one released on Turn on the Bright Lights and Fukd ID #3. The EP was limited to 500 copies. It was sold a year before Interpol's critically acclaimed album Turn on the Bright Lights was released.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Precipitate

    prē-sip′i-tāt, v.t. to throw head-foremost: to urge with eagerness: to hurry rashly: to hasten: (chem.) to cause to fall to the bottom, as a substance in solution or suspension.—v.i. to fall headlong: to make too great haste.—adj. falling, flowing, or rushing headlong: lacking deliberation: overhasty: (med.) ending soon in death.—n. (chem.) a part of a solution, falling or causing to fall to the bottom.—n. Precipitabil′ity.—adj. Precip′itable (chem.), that may be precipitated.—ns. Precip′itance, Precip′itancy, quality of being precipitate: haste in resolving or executing a purpose.—adj. Precip′itant, falling headlong: rushing down with too great velocity: hasty: unexpectedly brought on.—n. anything that causes part of a solution to fall to the bottom.—advs. Precip′itantly; Precip′itātely, in a precipitate manner: headlong: without due thought.—n. Precipitā′tion, act of precipitating: great hurry: rash haste: rapid movement: (chem.) the process by which any substance is made to separate from another in solution, and fall to the bottom.—adj. Precip′itātive.—n. Precipitā′tor, one who, or that which, precipitates or causes precipitation.—Precipitate ointment is of two kinds, red and white—the former containing red oxide of mercury, the latter ammoniated mercury. [L. præcipitāre, -ātumpræceps.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipitate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of precipitate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of precipitate in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    The interpretation describes nothing if the facts exist not since facts precipitate and generate its elucidations. As a fact, the universe itself is a fact, not the explication before that.

  2. Pope Francis:

    The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet's capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, unsustainable as it is, can only precipitate catastrophes, such as those which even now periodically occur in different areas of the world, we need to reflect on our accountability before those who will have to endure the dire consequences.

  3. Henry J. Tillman:

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

  4. Pope Francis:

    The pace of consumption, waste and environmental change has so stretched the planet's capacity that our contemporary lifestyle, unsustainable as it is, can only precipitate catastrophes, such as those which even now periodically occur in different areas of the world ... we need to reflect on our accountability before those who will have to endure the dire consequences.

  5. Lindsey Dougherty:

    I found about twice as much precipitate in the disturbed clam than in the calm clam that I just left alone.

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  • ترسبArabic
  • sraženinaCzech
  • niederschlagen, stürzen, hinabwerfen, beschleunigen, herabstürzen, vorantreiben, ausfällenGerman
  • κατακρημνίζω, ίζημαGreek
  • precipitar, condensar, tirar abajo, arrojarSpanish
  • رسوب کردنPersian
  • nopeuttaa, syöstä, kiihdyttää, paiskata, saostuma, kohtisuora, hätiköity, äkkijyrkkä, sataa, saos, saostaa, hätäinen, tulos, syöksyvä, jouduttaa, kiirehtiä, saostuaFinnish
  • précipiterFrench
  • comhdhlúthaighIrish
  • לְמַהֵרHebrew
  • 沈殿させますJapanese
  • 침전물Korean
  • whakauruhiMāori
  • OsadPolish
  • chanqaykuyQuechua
  • precipita, accelera, condensa, a se depune, grăbiRomanian
  • осадокRussian
  • çökelek, çökelti, tortuTurkish
  • 沉淀Chinese

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