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    precipitate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word precipitate

    (noun) a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering Definition
    (verb) bring about abruptly
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    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution
    (verb) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles Definition
    (verb) fall from clouds
    Synonyms : come down , fall
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    • rain, snow and sleet were falling
    • Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
    (verb) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
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    • Our economy precipitated into complete ruin
    (verb) hurl or throw violently
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    • The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below
    (adj) done with very great haste and without due deliberation
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    • 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.

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

precipitate also means to rain, rain HAPPENS SUDDENLY

recipe HASTENs the making of a dish

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

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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