Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: precipitate
IPA transcription: [pɹɪs'ɪpɪt,eɪt]
Pronunciations of precipitate
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: hasty, overhasty, precipitate, precipitant, precipitous
    Meaning: 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"
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: precipitate
    Meaning: a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: precipitate
    Meaning: bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"
  • Synonyms: precipitate
    Meaning: separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
Usage examples
  • I burned with rage to pursue the murderer of my peace and precipitate him into the ocean.
  • The salts give a yellow precipitate with platinum chloride, and a white precipitate with tartaric acid.
  • Thus downward from a bank precipitate, We found resounding that dark-tinted water, So that it soon the ear would have offended.
  • "True!" observed the Baron, dryly, and at that instant a page of the bedchamber came from the palace with a heightened color, and a precipitate step.
  • I heard afterwards that he was popularly supposed to be as much afraid of a woman as most people are of a mad dog, which accounted for his precipitate retreat.
  • But pray don't encourage him, as I said; for he is much too heady and precipitate as to this matter, in my way of thinking; though, to be sure, he is a very good man, and I am much obliged to him.
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