precipitability

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precipitate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to cause to happen too soon or sooner than expected; bring on
2.  to throw or fall from or as from a height
3.  to cause (moisture) to condense and fall as snow, rain, etc, or (of moisture, rain, etc) to condense and fall thus
4.  chem to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a dissolved substance separates from solution as a fine suspension of solid particles
 
adj
5.  rushing ahead
6.  done rashly or with undue haste
7.  sudden and brief
 
n
8.  chem a precipitated solid in its suspended form or after settling or filtering
 
[C16: from Latin praecipitāre to throw down headlong, from praeceps headlong, steep, from prae before, in front + caput head]
 
pre'cipitable
 
adj
 
precipita'bility
 
n
 
pre'cipitately
 
adv
 
pre'cipitateness
 
n
 
pre'cipitative
 
adj
 
pre'cipitator
 
n

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