Answer: to cause or happen before required
Word Origin early 16th century: from Latin praecipitat- 'thrown headlong' from the verb praecipitare from praeceps praecip(it)- 'headlong' from prae 'before' + caput 'head'. The original sense of the verb was 'hurl down send violently'; hence 'cause to move rapidly' which gave rise to sense 1 (early 17th century).
Scrabble Points: 17
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Precipitate definition is - to throw violently : hurl. How to use precipitate in a sentence. Did you know? Synonym Discussion of precipitate .
In chemistry a solid material that is formed in a solution by chemical reactions and settles to the bottom of the container in which the reaction takes place. A precipitate may also be a substance removed from another by an artificial filter.
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Synonyms & Antonyms of precipitate (Entry 2 of 3) 1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause the exodus from the cities was an unexpected precipitate of the automobile which effectively shrank distances
precipitous precipitate - Precipitous "hasty sudden and dramatic " is used in relation to physical or natural objects; precipitate "done with great haste " relates to human actions or processes. See also related terms for hasty.
In chemistry precipitate is both a verb and a noun. To...