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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.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH precipitateprecipitate , precipitous
How to use precipitate in a sentence
On June 12, 1971, Ellsberg received a panicked call from a Times editor to whom he had given a portion of the papers for a book the editor was writing on the Gulf of Tonkin incident that had precipitated America’s deeper involvement in the war.
On average, the decline in democracy precipitated by these coups is much steeper than the one seen in the full data set, with the average V-Dem rating falling by more than half.Coup attempts usually usher in long stretches of democratic decline, data shows|Christopher Ingraham|January 22, 2021|Washington Post
Western Siberia experienced an exceptionally warm winter and spring, conditions that precipitated the summer’s unprecedented wildfires.2020 Ties With 2016 for Warmest Year Ever Recorded|Aryn Baker|January 8, 2021|Time
In the case of McKamey, the precipitating cause of death does not seem to have been determined.Navy Football Player Will McKamey Died This Week From Brain Injury. Who’s to Blame?|Michael Daly|March 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Gallipoli invasion was the precipitating event in the Ottoman genocide against its Armenian population.
Going over the fiscal cliff would have meant the U.S. defaulting on its debts and precipitating a global financial meltdown.Sequester Looms as Democrats and GOP Make Little Effort to Resolve Impasse|Eleanor Clift|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“There was no precipitating event, no hate-crime incident,” explained Sun, a junior studying art.Harvard Sex Week: Dirty Talk, the Female Orgasm, and More|Tara Wanda Merrigan|April 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The great financial firm collapsed under an avalanche of bad debts based on bad bets in 2008, precipitating the global crisis.
The precipitating causes are those which are closely related in time or circumstance to the actual misbehaviour.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
As they gained the bridge their pursuers were at hand, precipitating them over it into the Sutlej.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
This was confirmed by dissolving the lead chloride in hot water and precipitating as lead sulphide.Some Constituents of the Poison Ivy Plant: (Rhus Toxicodendron)|William Anderson Syme
Obviously, a specific interference of ammonium salts with the precipitating power of ammonium hydroxide is involved.
Knocking the sketch to one side and precipitating three books and a mass of papers to the floor, Red stood up.Red Pepper Burns|Grace S. Richmond
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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.