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.
SYNONYMS FOR precipitate
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Origin of precipitate
historical usage of precipitate
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
How to use precipitate in a sentence
Consequently the horrified spectators, having for a moment looked on aghast, fled precipitately from the room.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
George Warren turned away precipitately, and, taking a fishing-reel from his pocket, dropped a line over the side of the wharf.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
At last, seized with despair, the enemy fled precipitately, and were pursued by the Griquas for about eight miles.Robert Moffat|David J. Deane
David and Frederick descended precipitately, and found Madame Bastien in the library.
At the noise of the scuffle, OLeary and the others came precipitately in from the studio, believing that another assault was on.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
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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.