Noun(1) a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
Verb(1) bring about abruptly(2) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles(3) fall from clouds(4) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong(5) hurl or throw violently
Adjective(1) done with very great haste and without due deliberation
(1) In such instances the will and the courage confronted by some great difficulty which it can neither master nor endure, appears in some to recede in precipitate flight, leaving only panic and temporary unreason in its wake.(2) Real wages increased only slowly, probably not sufficiently to counter the precipitate decline of the handwork trades and the high marginal costs of urban life.(3) It was decided by those present that the Agency must get a message to him warning him against precipitate action.(4) The final Confederate collapse was precipitate .(5) The process involves dissolving the black drugs in water, and adding ammonium hydroxide to precipitate the drugs present in the mixture.(6) She was astonished that her precipitate escape attempt had met with no difficulties thus far.(7) There are also some concerns about the use of sodium bicarbonate, because it may worsen hypocalcemia or precipitate calcium phosphate deposition on various tissues.(8) A precipitate marriage legitimized the birth of their first child.(9) They discovered that sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere allows clouds to precipitate rain in smaller particles.(10) But she certainly stirred a mob reaction in populist manner on an issue that needs sensitive and informed leadership and serious democratic debate, careful and caring thought, not instinctive and precipitate action.(11) If positive, the nutrients bind with the soil and become unavailable - an insoluble precipitate .(12) The cracking of an old bough, or the hooting of the owl, was enough to fill me with alarm, and try my strength in a precipitate flight.(13) This was known as the ├ö├ç├┐Cloudbuster├ö├ç├û device, and it was sold to several US state governments to precipitate rain.(14) It is then mixed with ammonia to precipitate solid uranium oxide that is of a purer grade.(15) It said the dossier published by the Government on Monday ├ö├ç├┐does not constitute evidence of immediate threat and therefore is not a justification for precipitate military action├ö├ç├û.(16) It may be that the precipitate fall in the last survey - widely regarded in both the radio and advertising industries as a glitch - is no fluke.