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precipitate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word precipitate

Definition
(noun) a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
Definition
(verb) bring about abruptly
Example Sentence
  • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

Definition
(verb) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
Definition
(verb) fall from clouds
Synonyms : come down , fall
Example Sentence
  • rain, snow and sleet were falling
  • Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Definition
(verb) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
Example Sentence
  • Our economy precipitated into complete ruin

Definition
(verb) hurl or throw violently
Example Sentence
  • The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below

Definition
(adj) done with very great haste and without due deliberation
Example Sentence
  • hasty marriage seldom proveth well
  • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
  • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
  • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for precipitate

Precipitate -> Pre + anticipate. That means you dont think/anticipate before you do something. You do it in RASH or HASTE.
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by karthikarao

preci [president] + pit+ate[past participle 'eat']. Imagine that President 'falls vertically/sharply' into a gigantic 'pit' and 'ate' the mud hence precipitate [v].
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by gunjanshah

Precipitation of barium sulphate by mixing solutions of sodium sulphate and barium chloride- HASTY and RASH chemical reaction.
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by menon_ranjit

precipitate also means to rain, rain HAPPENS SUDDENLY
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by nikhilparasher

recipe HASTENs the making of a dish
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by namaskar

For the Verb: to cause to happen before ancicipated... "Precipitate" can sound like "slip the date" and pre= before so: "slip the date up"
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by gardenforhealth

For the adjective: New York precipitation tends to be hasty and impulsive, raining or snowing when the weather channel never called for it.
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by KOGrad

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