|1.||(tr) to cause to happen too soon or sooner than expected; bring on|
|2.||to throw or fall from or as from a height|
|3.||to cause (moisture) to condense and fall as snow, rain, etc, or (of moisture, rain, etc) to condense and fall thus|
|4.||chem to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which a dissolved substance separates from solution as a fine suspension of solid particles|
|6.||done rashly or with undue haste|
|7.||sudden and brief|
|8.||chem a precipitated solid in its suspended form or after settling or filtering|
|[C16: from Latin praecipitāre to throw down headlong, from praeceps headlong, steep, from prae before, in front + caput head]|
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.
In chemistry, a solid material that is formed in a solution by chemical reactions and settles to the bottom of the container in which the reaction takes place. A precipitate may also be a substance removed from another by an artificial filter.