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falling headlong; rushing hastily onward; unduly sudden: precipitant decision
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1. Rushing or falling headlong.
2. Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash. See Usage Note at precipitate.
3. Abrupt or unexpected; sudden.
A substance that causes a precipitate to form when it is added to a solution.
[Latin praecipitāns, praecipitant-, present participle of praecipitāre, to throw headlong; see precipitate.]
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1. hasty or impulsive; rash
2. rushing or falling rapidly or without heed
3. abrupt or sudden
(Chemistry) chem a substance or agent that causes a precipitate to form
preˈcipitance, preˈcipitancy n
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pre•cip•i•tant(prɪˈsɪp ɪ tənt)
1. hasty, sudden, or headlong; precipitate.n.
2. Chem. something that causes precipitation.
[1600–10; < Latin praecipitant- (s. of praecipitāns), present participle of praecipitāre to hurl down]
pre•cip′i•tan•cy (-tən si) pre•cip′i•tance, n.
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|Noun||1.||precipitant - an agent that causes a precipitate to form|
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
dimethylglyoxime - a compound used in analysis as a precipitant for palladium or nickel
|Adj.||1.||precipitant - 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"|
hurried - moving rapidly or performed quickly or in great haste; "a hurried trip to the store"; "the hurried life of a city"; "a hurried job"
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1. Characterized by unthinking boldness and haste:
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