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Definition 1: a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering - [noun denoting substance]

(precipitate is a kind of ...) matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure

(... is a kind of precipitate ) the precipitate produced by sewage treatment

Definition 2: separate as a fine suspension of solid particles - [verb of change]

(precipitate is a kind of ...) undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

"We turned from Socialism to Capitalism" "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"

Definition 3: hurl or throw violently - [verb of contact]

Samples where precipitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below

(precipitate is a kind of ...) throw forcefully

Definition 4: bring about abruptly - [verb of creation]

Samples where precipitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

(precipitate is a kind of ...) produce

"The scientists set up a shock wave"

Definition 5: fall vertically, sharply, or headlong - [verb of motion]

Samples where precipitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our economy precipitated into complete ruin

(precipitate is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Definition 6: fall from clouds - [verb of weather]

Samples where precipitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rain, snow and sleet were falling
  • Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Synonyms for precipitate in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of precipitate ) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

(... is a kind of precipitate ) come down like raindrops

"Bullets were spatting down on us"

(... is a kind of precipitate ) fall as snow

"It was snowing all night"

(... is a kind of precipitate ) precipitate as small ice particles

"It hailed for an hour"

(... is a kind of precipitate ) precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow

"If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"

(precipitate implies ...) undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

"water condenses" "The acid distills at a specific temperature"

(precipitate has a similar meaning as ...) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

"The branch fell from the tree" "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

Definition 7: done with very great haste and without due deliberation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precipitate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • hasty marriage seldom proveth well
  • hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
  • rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion
  • wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

Synonyms for precipitate in the sense of this definition

(precipitate is similar to ...) moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste

"a hurried trip to the store" "the hurried life of a city" "a hurried job"

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