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Synonyms of precipitate

Noun


1. precipitate, solid

usage: a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering

Verb


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"

Adjective


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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