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precipitate

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English

Etymology 1

From Late Latin praecipitō (throw down, hurl down)

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to precipitate

Third person singular
precipitat

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to precipitate (third-person singular simple present precipitat, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make something happen suddenly and quickly; hasten.
  2. (transitive) To throw an object or person from a great height.
  3. (transitive) To send violently into a certain state or condition.
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To come out of a liquid solution into solid form.
    Adding the acid will cause the salt to precipitate.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To separate a substance out of a liquid solution into solid form.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have water in the air fall to the ground, for example as rain, snow, sleet, or hail; be deposited as condensed droplets.
    It will precipitate tomorrow, but we don't know whether as rain or snow.
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praecipitatum

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
precipitate

Plural
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precipitate ({{{1}}})
  1. A product resulting from a process, event, or course of action.
  2. (chemistry) A solid that exits the liquid phase of a solution.
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Etymology 3

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] praecipitatus

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
precipitate

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Headlong; falling steeply or vertically.
  2. Very steep; precipitous.
  3. With a hasty impulse; hurried; headstrong.
  4. Moving with excessive speed or haste.
  5. Performed very rapidly or abruptly.
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Italian

Adjective

precipitate pl.

  1. Feminine form of precipitato.

Verb

precipitate

  1. second-person plural present tense of precipitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of precipitare
  3. feminine plural past participle of precipitare

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