Dictionary Results for precipitating

1. precipitate - verb

· bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"

Hypernym(s): effect, effectuate, set_up

2. precipitate - verb

· separate as a fine suspension of solid particles

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

3. precipitate - verb

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

Synonym(s): come_down, fall

4. precipitate - verb

· fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"

Hypernym(s): descend, fall, go_down, come_down

5. precipitate - verb

· hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"

Hypernym(s): hurl, hurtle, cast

6. precipitating - adjective

· bringing on suddenly or abruptly; "the completion of the railroad was the precipitating cause in the extinction of waterborne commerce"

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