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1. precipitate

verb. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] separate as a fine suspension of solid particles.

Synonyms

  • turn

Antonyms

  • praise
  • inflate

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)

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Rhymes with Precipitate

  • acetate
  • agitate
  • allstate
  • amputate
  • annotate
  • cogitate
  • corestate
  • debilitate
  • decapitate
  • devastate
  • dictate
  • downstate
  • facilitate
  • felicitate
  • gestate
  • gravitate
  • hesitate
  • homestate
  • imitate
  • incapacitate

Sentences with precipitate


1. Noun, singular or mass
When two soluable salts react, an insoluable salt will form as a solid precipitate in the solution.

2. Verb, base form
A sudden drop in a previously large short interest may precipitate a short squeeze.

Quotes about precipitate


1. The president of the United States has claimed, on more than one occasion, to be in dialogue with God. If he said that he was talking to God through his hairdryer, this would precipitate a national emergency. I fail to see how the addition of a hairdryer makes the claim more ridiculous or offensive.
- Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

2. precipitate

verb. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] bring about abruptly.

Synonyms

  • effectuate
  • effect

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • crescendo
  • gain

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)

3. precipitate

noun. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering.

Synonyms

  • solid

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • float

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)

4. precipitate

verb. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] fall vertically, sharply, or headlong.

Synonyms

  • go down
  • come down
  • fall

Antonyms

  • rise
  • be born
  • ascent
  • vernal equinox

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)

5. precipitate

verb. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] hurl or throw violently.

Synonyms

  • hurtle
  • cast

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • increase
  • appreciate

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)

6. precipitate

adjective. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] done with very great haste and without due deliberation.

Synonyms

  • precipitous
  • hurried
  • hasty
  • precipitant

Antonyms

  • expand
  • boo
  • disapprove
  • miss

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)

7. precipitate

verb. ['prɪˈsɪpɪˌteɪt'] fall from clouds.

Synonyms

  • condense
  • rain down
  • spat
  • hail
  • come down
  • fall
  • rain
  • distil
  • distill
  • snow

Antonyms

  • levitation
  • defeat
  • appear
  • take office

Etymology

  • praecipitatum (Latin)
  • praecipitatus (Latin)
  • praecipito (Latin)
  • praeceps (Latin)
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