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precipitant

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