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Adjective precipitate has 1 sense
  1. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous - done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"
    Antonym: unhurried (indirect, via hurried)
Noun precipitate has 1 sense
  1. precipitate - a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has particulars: sludge
    Derived form: verb precipitate1
Verb precipitate has 5 senses
  1. precipitate - separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
    --1 is one way to
    change state, turn
    Derived forms: noun precipitate1, noun precipitation2, noun precipitant1, noun precipitator1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. precipitate - bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
    --2 is one way to
    effect, effectuate, bring about, set up
    Derived form: noun precipitation5
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. precipitate, come down, fall - fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
    Derived forms: noun precipitation1, noun precipitation3
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. precipitate - fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
    --4 is one way to
    descend, fall, go down, come down
    Derived form: noun precipitation4
    Sample sentences:
    Something is ----ing PP
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. precipitate - hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
    --5 is one way to
    hurl, hurtle, cast
    Derived forms: noun precipitation4, noun precipitation5
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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