precipitant

precipitant

[pri-sip-i-tuhnt]

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin praecipitant- (stem of praecipitāns), present participle of praecipitāre to cast down headlong. See precipitate, -ant

precipitantly, adverb
unprecipitant, adjective
unprecipitantly, adverb
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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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precipitant pre·cip·i·tant (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tənt)
n.
A substance that causes a precipitate to form when it is added to a solution.

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