precipitate

precipitate
precipitate [prē sip′ə tāt΄, prisip′ə tāt΄; ] for adj. [ & ] n. [, prē sip′ə tit, pri sip′ətit, prē sip′ ə tāt΄, pri sip′ətāt΄]
vt.
precipitated, precipitating [< L praecipitatus, pp. of praecipitare < praeceps: see PRECIPICE]
1. to throw headlong; hurl downward
2. to cause to happen before expected, warranted, needed, or desired; bring on; hasten [to precipitate a crisis]
3. Chem.
a) to cause (a slightly soluble substance) to become insoluble, as by heat or by a chemical reagent, and separate out from a solution
b) to cause the separation of a suspended liquid or solid from a gas
4. Meteorol. to condense (water vapor) and cause to fall to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, etc.
vi.
1. Chem. to be precipitated
2. Meteorol. to condense and fall to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, etc.
adj.
[L praecipitatus: see PRECIPITATE the vt.]
1. falling steeply, rushing headlong, flowing swiftly, etc.
2. acting, happening, or done very hastily or rashly; impetuous; headstrong
3. very sudden, unexpected, or abrupt
n.
[ModL praecipitatum]
a substance that is precipitated out from a solution or gas
SYN.- SUDDEN
precipitately
adv.
precipitateness
n.
precipitative
adj.
precipitator
n.

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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