1. precipitate - noun
· a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
2. precipitate - verb
· bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
3. precipitate - verb
· separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
4. precipitate - verb
· fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
5. precipitate - verb
· fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
6. precipitate - verb
· hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
7. precipitate - adjective
· 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"
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