precipitate

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  • He would only serve two years before his death, which precipitated another leadership election.
  • His first steps in music were precipitated by the early death of his father.
  • In some cases the foreign body can be found and removed even years after the precipitating event.
  • Finally, the moon seemed as if it would one day precipitate itself upon the earth. Cited from Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men, by Francois Arago
  • This will precipitate major changes to the current economic and social structure.
  • Young people can be a powerful force in precipitating change in society.
  • No use precipitating things -- the next few years are pretty important for all the girls. Cited from Sisters, by Kathleen Norris
  • His friends and relatives believe that this event precipitated his own death the following year.
  • The official police report stated she died of a heart attack precipitated by the assault.
  • One should be careful nor to use too much water since part of the precipitate may be lost.
  • This is the only time an Irish government has fallen without precipitating a general election.
  • This is the main precipitating type, however any rain is usually light.
  • He thought he could read a danger in the eyes of the young prince, which his fear would precipitate. Cited from The Vicomte de Bragelonne, by Alexandre Dumas
  • Thus the fear of a bank run can actually precipitate the crisis.
  • Their experience was held in solution, so to speak, and failed to precipitate. Cited from Horace and His Influence, by Grant Showerman
  • But her departure with her friends was little less than precipitate. Cited from The Mayor of Warwick, by Herbert M. Hopkins
  • But not even the precipitate of experience called wisdom will alone make the poet. Cited from Horace and His Influence, by Grant Showerman
  • If they are not recovered they will precipitate a turn-over that means not merely money but control and power. Cited from Theft, by Jack London
  • Evidently our absence had not been noticed, nor had any seen our precipitate flight. Cited from Hearts and Masks, by Harold MacGrath
  • According to those on shore, the shooting actually precipitated the attack on the ground.
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Meaning of precipitate

  • noun A precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb Bring about abruptly
    The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution
  • verb Separate as a fine suspension of solid particles
  • verb Fall from clouds
    rain, snow and sleet were falling, Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum
  • verb Fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
    Our economy precipitated into complete ruin
  • verb Hurl or throw violently
    The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below