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
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
Example sentences from the Web for precipitate
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 maudlin stockman had indeed to be restrained by his neighbors from precipitating himself upon the barrels of Stingaree.Stingaree|E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
If a shock is the precipitating cause of the trouble, it is only because the ground was already prepared by the sex-disturbance.Outwitting Our Nerves|Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
But more frequently our camp was overhung by heavy clouds, broken by Mt. Seymour, precipitating much rain.Shadow and Light|Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
It happened, intermingling with all these very things of which I write; precipitating, changing, determining much.The Other Girls|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
They are produced by precipitating water-soluble dyes upon a suitable substratum or base.The Building of a Book|Various
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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.