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Pronunciation:  pri'sipitnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an agent that causes a precipitate to form
  2. [adj]  done with very great haste and without due deliberation; "hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare; "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes; "rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion"; "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

PRECIPITANT is a 11 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: hasty, hurried, overhasty, precipitate
 See Also: agent, dimethylglyoxime



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pre*cip"i*tant\, a. [L. praecipitans, -antis, p.
    pr. of praecipitare: cf. F. pr['e]cipitant. See
    1. Falling or rushing headlong; rushing swiftly, violently,
       or recklessly; moving precipitately.
             They leave their little lives Above the clouds,
             precipitant to earth.                 --J. Philips.
             Should he return, that troop so blithe and bold,
             Precipitant in fear would wing their flight. --Pope.
    2. Unexpectedly or foolishly brought on or hastened; rashly
       hurried; hasty; sudden; reckless. --Jer. Taylor.
       ``Precipitant rebellion.'' --Eikon Basilike.
  2. \Pre*cip"i*tant\, n. (Chem.)
    Any force or reagent which causes the formation of a
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