precipitant

[ pri-sip-i-tuhnt ]
/ prɪˈsɪp ɪ tənt /

adjective

falling headlong.
rushing headlong, rapidly, or hastily onward.
hasty; rash.
unduly sudden or abrupt.

noun

Chemistry. anything that causes precipitation.

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Origin of precipitant

1600–10; <Latin praecipitant- (stem of praecipitāns), present participle of praecipitāre to cast down headlong. See precipitate, -ant

OTHER WORDS FROM precipitant

pre·cip·i·tant·ly, adverbun·pre·cip·i·tant, adjectiveun·pre·cip·i·tant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for precipitant

precipitant
/ (prɪˈsɪpɪtənt) /

adjective

hasty or impulsive; rash
rushing or falling rapidly or without heed
abrupt or sudden

noun

chem a substance or agent that causes a precipitate to form

Derived forms of precipitant

precipitance or precipitancy, nounprecipitantly, adverb
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Medical definitions for precipitant

precipitant
[ prĭ-sĭpĭ-tənt ]

n.

A substance that causes a precipitate to form when it is added to a solution.
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