Origin of precipitant
Examples from the Web for precipitant
The acid curd then is casein or some combination of casein with the precipitant acid.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
Ammonia gives a similar precipitate, which is soluble in excess of the precipitant.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II|Arnold Cooley
In other respects, however, it does not seem to be any more efficient as a precipitant.Manures and the principles of manuring|Charles Morton Aikman
Boadicea was at their head,—a woman of masculine spirit, but precipitant, and without any military knowledge.
The degree of separation of water (spent lye) depends upon the amount of precipitant used.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture|W. H. Simmons
British Dictionary definitions for precipitant
Word Origin and History for precipitant
1610s, from Latin precipitantem, present participle of praecipitare (see precipitate (v.)). As a noun in chemistry from 1680s. The adjective senses now are taken by precipitate (adj.).