On his approach, the Indians set fire to their principal village, and fled with precipitation to the woods.
She marshaled her reasons with precipitation, as if to make it impossible to discuss them.
The particles of this pigment appear in various sizes, due, no doubt, to a massing of the particles in the precipitation process.
It was possible that his precipitation of the attack by the changed signal had been the cause of it.
“I seem to have gone into this business with too much 278 precipitation,” he reflected, with a deadly sigh.
So saying, Funkelstein turned, and walked away with some precipitation.
By weighing it as benzoic acid, obtained either by precipitation, or by very careful sublimation in a glass apparatus:—2.
On distilling off the acetone, a precipitation is determined.
Snow is a mobile form of precipitation that is shifted about by the wind like a sand dune in the desert.
They are quite accustomed there to dealing with the precipitation of sludge.
late 15c., "a casting down" (of the evil angels from heaven), also, in alchemy "separation of a solid substance from a solution," from Middle French precipitation (15c.) and directly from Latin praecipitationem (nominative praecipitatio) "act or fact of falling headlong, haste," noun of action from past participle stem of praecipitare "fall, be hasty," from praeceps "steep" (see precipice). Meaning "sudden haste" is c.1500. Meaning "act of falling from a height" is attested from 1610s. Meteorological sense of "rain, snow, dew, etc." is from 1670s.
precipitation pre·cip·i·ta·tion (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tā'shən)
The process of separating a substance from a solution as a solid.