- 1. precipitate, solid
- usage: a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
- 1. precipitate, effect, effectuate, set up
- usage: bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
- 2. precipitate, change state, turn
- usage: separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
- 3. precipitate, come down, fall
- usage: fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
- 4. precipitate, descend, fall, go down, come down
- usage: fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"
- 5. precipitate, hurl, hurtle, cast
- usage: hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"
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- 1. hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous, hurried (vs. unhurried)
- usage: 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"
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