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Meaning of precipitant

pre•cip•i•tant

Pronunciation: (pri-sip'i-tunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. falling headlong.
  2. rushing headlong, rapidly, or hastily onward.
  3. hasty; rash.
  4. unduly sudden or abrupt.
—n.
  1. anything that causes precipitation.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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