On his approach, the Indians set fire to their principal village, and fled with precipitation to the woods.
So saying, Funkelstein turned, and walked away with some precipitation.
The particles of this pigment appear in various sizes, due, no doubt, to a massing of the particles in the precipitation process.
On distilling off the acetone, a precipitation is determined.
“I seem to have gone into this business with too much 278 precipitation,” he reflected, with a deadly sigh.
They are quite accustomed there to dealing with the precipitation of sludge.
By weighing it as benzoic acid, obtained either by precipitation, or by very careful sublimation in a glass apparatus:—2.
The insoluble compounds of zinc can be prepared by precipitation.
Snow is a mobile form of precipitation that is shifted about by the wind like a sand dune in the desert.
Most of the chromates are insoluble and can therefore be prepared by precipitation.
late 15c., "a casting down" (of the evil angels from heaven), also, in alchemy "separation of a solid substance from a solution," from Middle French precipitation (15c.) and directly from Latin praecipitationem (nominative praecipitatio) "act or fact of falling headlong, haste," noun of action from past participle stem of praecipitare "fall, be hasty," from praeceps "steep" (see precipice). Meaning "sudden haste" is c.1500. Meaning "act of falling from a height" is attested from 1610s. Meteorological sense of "rain, snow, dew, etc." is from 1670s.
precipitation pre·cip·i·ta·tion (prĭ-sĭp'ĭ-tā'shən)
The process of separating a substance from a solution as a solid.