Definitions for precipitate

Definitions for (noun) precipitate

Main entry: precipitate

Definition: a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering

Definitions for (verb) precipitate

Main entry: precipitate

Definition: separate as a fine suspension of solid particles

Main entry: precipitate

Definition: hurl or throw violently

Usage: The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below

Main entry: precipitate

Definition: bring about abruptly

Usage: The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

Main entry: precipitate

Definition: fall vertically, sharply, or headlong

Usage: Our economy precipitated into complete ruin

Main entry: precipitate, come down, fall

Definition: fall from clouds

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

Definitions for (adj) precipitate

Main entry: hasty, overhasty, precipitant, precipitate, precipitous

Definition: done with very great haste and without due deliberation

Usage: 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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