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Precipitate vs. Precipitant

Difference Between Precipitate and Precipitant

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Precipitate

To cause to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely
An announcement that precipitated a political crisis.
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Precipitant

Rushing or falling headlong.
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Precipitate

To cause to fall down from a height; hurl downward
"The finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below" (Thornton Wilder).
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Precipitant

Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash. See Usage Note at precipitate.
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Precipitate

To put suddenly into a certain state or condition
"He was like a man who had never known liberty and was all at once precipitated into it" (Taylor Caldwell).
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Precipitant

Abrupt or unexpected; sudden.
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Precipitate

(Meteorology) To cause (a form of water, as rain or snow) to fall from the air.
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Precipitant

A substance that causes a precipitate to form when it is added to a solution.
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Precipitate

(Chemistry) To cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution.
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Precipitant

That falls headlong, or causes a headlong fall.
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Precipitate

(Meteorology) To fall from the air as a form of water, such as rain or snow.
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Precipitant

Rash or impulsive.
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Precipitate

(Chemistry) To be separated from a solution as a solid.
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Precipitant

Sudden or unexpected.
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Precipitate

Moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong.
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Precipitant

(chemistry) That causes precipitation.
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Precipitate

Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation.
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Precipitant

A substance that forms a precipitate when added to a solution.
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Precipitate

Occurring suddenly or unexpectedly.
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Precipitant

Falling or rushing headlong; rushing swiftly, violently, or recklessly; moving precipitately.
They leave their little livesAbove the clouds, precipitant to earth.
Should he return, that troop so blithe and bold,Precipitant in fear would wing their flight.
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Precipitate

(Chemistry) A solid or solid phase separated from a solution.
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Precipitant

Unexpectedly or foolishly brought on or hastened; rashly hurried; hasty; sudden; reckless.
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Precipitate

A product resulting from a process, event, or course of action.
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Precipitant

Any force or reagent which causes the formation of a precipitate.
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Precipitate

(transitive) To make something happen suddenly and quickly.
To precipitate a journey, or a conflict
It precipitated their success
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Precipitant

An agent that causes a precipitate to form
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Precipitate

(transitive) To throw an object or person from a great height.
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Precipitant

Done with very great haste and without due deliberation;
Hasty marriage seldom proveth well
Hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
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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Precipitate

(transitive) To send violently into a certain state or condition.
We were precipitated into a conflict
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Precipitate

To come out of a liquid solution into solid form.
Adding the acid will cause the salt to precipitate.
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Precipitate

To separate a substance out of a liquid solution into solid form.
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Precipitate

To have water in the air fall to the ground, for example as rain, snow, sleet, or hail; be deposited as condensed droplets.
It will precipitate tomorrow, but we don't know whether as rain or snow.
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Precipitate

(transitive) To cause (water in the air) to condense or fall to the ground.
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Precipitate

(intransitive) To fall headlong.
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Precipitate

(intransitive) To act too hastily; to be precipitous.
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Precipitate

Headlong; falling steeply or vertically.
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Precipitate

Very steep; precipitous.
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Precipitate

With a hasty impulse; hurried; headstrong.
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Precipitate

Moving with excessive speed or haste; overly hasty.
The king was too precipitate in declaring war.
A precipitate case of disease
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Precipitate

Performed very rapidly or abruptly.
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Precipitate

A product resulting from a process, event, or course of action
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Precipitate

(chemistry) a solid that exits the liquid phase of a solution
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Precipitate

Overhasty; rash; as, the king was too precipitate in declaring war.
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Precipitate

Lacking due deliberation or care; hurried; said or done before the time; as, a precipitate measure.
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Precipitate

Falling, flowing, or rushing, with steep descent; headlong.
Precipitate the furious torrent flows.
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Precipitate

Ending quickly in death; brief and fatal; as, a precipitate case of disease.
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Precipitate

An insoluble substance separated from a solution in a concrete state by the action of some reagent added to the solution, or of some force, such as heat or cold. The precipitate may fall to the bottom (whence the name), may be diffused through the solution, or may float at or near the surface.
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Precipitate

Atmospheric moisture condensed as rain or snow, etc.; same as precipitation{5}.
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Precipitate

To throw headlong; to cast down from a precipice or height.
She and her horse had been precipitated to the pebbled region of the river.
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Precipitate

To urge or press on with eager haste or violence; to cause to happen, or come to a crisis, suddenly or too soon; as, precipitate a journey, or a conflict.
Back to his sight precipitates her steps.
If they be daring, it may precipitate their designs, and prove dangerous.
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Precipitate

To separate from a solution, or other medium, in the form of a precipitate; as, water precipitates camphor when in solution with alcohol.
The light vapor of the preceding evening had been precipitated by the cold.
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Precipitate

To dash or fall headlong.
So many fathom down precipitating.
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Precipitate

To hasten without preparation.
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Precipitate

A precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
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Precipitate

Separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
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Precipitate

Bring about abruptly;
The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution
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Precipitate

Fall from clouds;
Rain, snow and sleet were falling
Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
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Precipitate

Fall vertically, sharply, or headlong;
Our economy precipitated into complete ruin
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Precipitate

Hurl or throw violently;
The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below
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Precipitate

Done with very great haste and without due deliberation;
Hasty marriage seldom proveth well
Hasty makeshifts take the place of planning
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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