Dictionary Results for precipitate

1. precipitate - noun

· a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering

Hypernym(s): solid

2. precipitate - verb

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

Hypernym(s): effect, effectuate, set_up

3. precipitate - verb

· separate as a fine suspension of solid particles

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn

4. precipitate - verb

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

Synonym(s): come_down, fall

5. precipitate - verb

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

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

6. precipitate - verb

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

Hypernym(s): hurl, hurtle, cast

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"

Synonym(s): hasty, overhasty, precipitant, precipitous

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