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English adjective: precipitate

1. precipitate done with very great haste and without due deliberation


SamplesHasty 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.


Synonymshasty, overhasty, precipitant, precipitous


Similarhurried


Antonymsunhurried


English noun: precipitate

1. precipitate (substance) a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering


Broader (hypernym)solid


Narrower (hyponym)sludge


English verb: precipitate

1. precipitate (creation) bring about abruptly


SamplesThe crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)effect, effectuate, set up

2. precipitate (change) separate as a fine suspension of solid particles


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

3. precipitate (weather) fall from clouds


SamplesRain, snow and sleet were falling.
Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum.


Synonymscome down, fall


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)hail, rain, rain down, sleet, snow, spat


Entailcondense, distil, distill


Verb groupfall

4. precipitate (motion) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong


SamplesOur economy precipitated into complete ruin.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down

5. precipitate (contact) hurl or throw violently


SamplesThe bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cast, hurl, hurtle









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