Unlike some of her peers, she is not motivated by an ideological zeal to precipitate Israel's destruction.
Next in line is the arch- conservative Interior Minister Prince Nayif, who would alienate reformers and might precipitate unrest.
Continued temporizing could destroy the euro and precipitate another financial catastrophe.
Anger, alcohol, drugs, economic hopelessness, reckless driving—they can all precipitate tragedy.
If NATO withdraws, those forces will almost certainly sweep into Kabul and precipitate another protracted civil war.
There was no time for a scene even if he had thought it wise to precipitate one.
How would she explain to herself his sudden, precipitate journey to London alone?
She shrank from tête-à-têtes—from anything that might help to precipitate a moment she felt herself not quite ready for.
It may be that he did not want to precipitate the slaughter.
A sheet of flame seemed to flash from the little opening and precipitate Hawkins into my arms.
"to hurl or fling down," 1520s, a back formation from precipitation or else from Latin praecipitatus, past participle of praecipitare "to throw or dive headlong," from praeceps "steep, headlong, headfirst" (see precipice). Meaning "to cause to happen, hurry the beginning of" is recorded from 1620s. Chemical sense is from 1620s; meteorological sense first attested 1863. Related: Precipitated; precipitating.
c.1600, from Latin praecipitatus, past participle of praecipitare "to throw or dive headlong" (see precipitate (v.)). Meaning "hasty" is attested from 1650s. Related: Precipitately.
1560s, probably a back formation from precipitation.
precipitate pre·cip·i·tate (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tāt', -tĭt)
A solid or solid phase separated from a solution.
A punctate opacity on the posterior surface of the cornea developing from inflammatory cells in the vitreous body. Also called punctate keratitis.
To cause a solid substance to be separated from a solution.
To be separated from a solution as a solid.