precipitance

precipitancy

[pri-sip-i-tuhn-see]
noun, plural precipitancies.
1.
the quality or state of being precipitant.
2.
headlong or rash haste.
3.
precipitancies, hasty or rash acts.
Also, precipitance.


Origin:
1610–20; precipit(ant) + -ancy

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precipitant (prɪˈsɪpɪtənt)
 
adj
1.  hasty or impulsive; rash
2.  rushing or falling rapidly or without heed
3.  abrupt or sudden
 
n
4.  chem a substance or agent that causes a precipitate to form
 
pre'cipitance
 
n
 
pre'cipitancy
 
n
 
pre'cipitantly
 
adv

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