verb (used with object), pre·cip·i·tat·ed, pre·cip·i·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·cip·i·tat·ed, pre·cip·i·tat·ing.
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Origin of precipitate
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The chemical sense of precipitate, “to separate (a substance) in solid form from a solution,” first appears in New Latin praecipitāre at the end of the 15th century, and is first recorded in English in the 17th century. The related meteorological sense “to fall to earth as rain, snow, hail, or drizzle” dates from the end of the 18th century.
OTHER WORDS FROM precipitate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH precipitateprecipitate , precipitous
Example sentences from the Web for precipitate
John Ganz raises the prospect of a “permanent anti-democratic radical right” that will continue to “precipitate serious crises.”A congressman’s outburst on the House floor puts the Sedition Caucus to shame|Greg Sargent|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Yet the science behind them is decades long, courtesy of a young Hungarian-born biologist behind a key mRNA discovery—one so novel and groundbreaking it precipitated the death of her career.Fighting Covid-19 Brought These Lasting Breakthroughs to Science and Medicine|Shelly Fan|December 29, 2020|Singularity Hub
Two are near-certain Democratic pickups thanks to North Carolina’s court-ordered redistricting, which made those seats much more Democratic-leaning and precipitated the retirements of two Republican incumbents.Final Forecast: Democrats Are Clear Favorites To Maintain Control Of The House|Geoffrey Skelley (firstname.lastname@example.org)|November 3, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Intentional inclusion with purpose woven throughout the brand experience conjures up feelings of acceptance, contentment, confidence, certainty, hope, and safety which precipitates loyalty — a leading indicator of future business growth.
And it was probably at least partly this that precipitated his downfall.
Rather, it precipitated a month-long diplomatic crisis of byzantine complexity that exposed deeper, long-term sources of conflict.Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s Peerless Chronicle|James A. Warren|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her departure was precipitated by her decision as an IACC member to vote against more funding for studies on vaccine safety.
Did the writers give you any idea what precipitated this collapse—perhaps a nuclear war or environmental devastation?The Great Character Actor: Guy Pearce on His Brilliant Career, From ‘Priscilla’ to ‘The Rover’|Richard Porton|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joey Pustejovsky was one of 10 first responders to die trying to put out the fire that precipitated the blast.
And this was precipitated directly by his election to the presidency.Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;|Clark S. Beardslee
The solution in which the antimony is precipitated need not be quite free from other metals.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.|Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
How was it possible to conceive that beds many hundred feet in thickness should have been precipitated suddenly from water?History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
The "United States" wearing, while this conversation was in progress, precipitated Carden's action.Sea Power in its Relations to the War of 1812|Alfred Thayer Mahan
Into this library Bulkin precipitated himself, followed by his admirers, and began to lecture on the family portraits.In the Wrong Paradise|Andrew Lang
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In chemistry, a solid material that is formed in a solution by chemical reactions and settles to the bottom of the container in which the reaction takes place. A precipitate may also be a substance removed from another by an artificial filter.