Then he had precipitately retreated to the other side of the town followed by Braxton Wyatt, Blackstaffe and all the renegades.
"Yes," Miss Suffern gasped, precipitately refilling her cup.
More than once the choice was precipitately abandoned at the last moment and another card snatched at hysteric haphazard.
She took it precipitately,—a sign that she was slightly disturbed.
Drummond hesitated; whereupon the office boy, interpreting assent, precipitately vanished to usher in the client.
When coming to a decision, his Majesty never does so precipitately.
Dunwoodie started; and, forgetting everything but the duties of a soldier, he precipitately left the house.
After this, a peremptory summons from the bell dismissed us precipitately to bed.
From the house they had left so precipitately they travelled six days with nothing to eat save what the woods furnished.
precipitately she thrusts a small crystal flask into Gurnemanz's hand.
"to hurl or fling down," 1520s, a back formation from precipitation or else from Latin praecipitatus, past participle of praecipitare "to throw or dive headlong," from praeceps "steep, headlong, headfirst" (see precipice). Meaning "to cause to happen, hurry the beginning of" is recorded from 1620s. Chemical sense is from 1620s; meteorological sense first attested 1863. Related: Precipitated; precipitating.
c.1600, from Latin praecipitatus, past participle of praecipitare "to throw or dive headlong" (see precipitate (v.)). Meaning "hasty" is attested from 1650s. Related: Precipitately.
1560s, probably a back formation from precipitation.
precipitate pre·cip·i·tate (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tāt', -tĭt)
A solid or solid phase separated from a solution.
A punctate opacity on the posterior surface of the cornea developing from inflammatory cells in the vitreous body. Also called punctate keratitis.
To cause a solid substance to be separated from a solution.
To be separated from a solution as a solid.