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precipitated

[ pri-sip-i-tey-tid ]
/ prɪˈsɪp ɪˌteɪ tɪd /
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Definition of precipitated

adjective
having been brought on suddenly or prematurely:Pressure on the tender spot causes the patient to physically react to the precipitated pain by exclaiming or moving.Operators are requesting compensation for losses incurred due to the precipitated shutdown of reactors after the accident.
Chemistry. (of solid material) having been separated from a solution, such as by evaporation or through the use of a reagent:You can tell the reaction is complete from the purple color of the precipitated sodium chloride.The precipitated salts give the dry lake bed a white color resembling a beach.
Meteorology. having fallen as rain, snow, hail, etc.:Most of the precipitated water moves along these defined channels before being discharged into streams.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of precipitate.
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Origin of precipitated

OTHER WORDS FROM precipitated

un·pre·cip·i·tat·ed, adjective
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