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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



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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