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Definitions of precipitate:

  • noun:   a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb:   fall from clouds
    Example: "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
  • verb:   separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
  • verb:   hurl or throw violently
    Example: "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
  • verb:   bring about abruptly
    Example: "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
  • verb:   fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
    Example: "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
  • adjective:   done with very great haste and without due deliberation
    Example: "Wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"


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