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precipitate   (Sound)

KK Pronunciation

〔 prIˋsIpәˏtet 〕


〔 priˊsipiteit 〕

Overview of noun precipitate

The noun precipitate has 1 sense

  • precipitate -- (a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering)

Overview of verb precipitate

The verb precipitate has 5 senses

  • precipitate -- (bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution")

  • precipitate -- (separate as a fine suspension of solid particles)

  • precipitate, come down, fall -- (fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum")

  • precipitate -- (fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin")

  • precipitate -- (hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below")

Overview of adj precipitate

The adj precipitate has 1 sense

  • hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous -- (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")