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precipitable

[ pri-sip-i-tuh-buhl ]

adjective

, Chemistry.
  1. capable of being precipitated.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of precipitable1

First recorded in 1660–70; precipit(ate) + -able

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Example Sentences

Other metals precipitable by sulphuretted hydrogen must be absent as well as strong oxidising agents.

A protein soluble in water and precipitable by dilute hydrochloric acid.

They found only 4.5 percent of tannin (precipitable by gelatin or alkaloids) in raw coffee.

It differs from ordinary gelatin in462 being precipitable by acetic acid, alum, and acetate of lead.

Its salts would be precipitable by barium carbonate; the gallium salts are thrown down by this reagent.

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