In the case of McKamey, the precipitating cause of death does not seem to have been determined.
The Gallipoli invasion was the precipitating event in the Ottoman genocide against its Armenian population.
He jumped ship and joined the mujahideen, precipitating the collapse of the communist regime in 1992.
Going over the fiscal cliff would have meant the U.S. defaulting on its debts and precipitating a global financial meltdown.
“There was no precipitating event, no hate-crime incident,” explained Sun, a junior studying art.
Side by side with the satisfaction which it procures, it upsets existence by precipitating it.
Her husband had arrived in Washington unexpectedly, precipitating the crisis.
The use of chemicals for precipitating, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
precipitating a weak solution of ammonio-sulphate of copper green.
Re-dissolve in hydrochloric acid, and separate the iron by precipitating with ammonia and filtering.
"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.