precipitable

[pri-sip-i-tuh-buhl]
adjective Chemistry.
capable of being precipitated.

Origin:
1660–70; precipit(ate) + -able

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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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precipitable pre·cip·i·ta·ble (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being precipitated.

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Precipitable water is a forecast of how much water vapor there is in the atmosphere.
Statistical retrievals of precipitable water vapor, liquid water path, temperature and humidity profiles are available.
The image below on the right is the percent of normal precipitable water.
Precipitable water values were obtained from radiosonde data for one or more years.
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