how to pronounce precipitate


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meanings of precipitate


  1. To act too hastily; to be precipitous.
  2. To make something happen suddenly and quickly.
  3. To come out of a liquid solution into solid form.
  4. To separate a substance out of a liquid solution into solid form.
  5. To send violently into a certain state or condition.
  6. To throw an object or person from a great height.
  7. To fall headlong.
  8. To have water in the air fall to the ground, for example as rain, snow, sleet, or hail; be deposited as condensed droplets.
  9. To cause (water in the air) to condense or fall to the ground.


  1. Moving with excessive speed or haste.
  2. Very steep; precipitous.
  3. Performed very rapidly or abruptly.
  4. Headlong; falling steeply or vertically.
  5. With a hasty impulse; hurried; headstrong.


  1. A product resulting from a process, event, or course of action.
  2. A solid that exits the liquid phase of a solution.