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Meaning of precipitous

pre•cip•i•tous

Pronunciation: (pri-sip'i-tus), [key]
— adj.
  1. of the nature of or characterized by precipices: a precipitous wall of rock.
  2. extremely or impassably steep: precipitous mountain trails.
  3. precipitate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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