Definition of precipitate


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • precipitate is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 17 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • precipitate is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 20 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of precipitate

  • fall from clouds (verb)

    Examples

    1. Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

    Synonyms

    1. come down
    2. fall

  • done with very great haste and without due deliberation (adjective)

    Examples

    1. wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king

    Synonyms

    1. hasty
    2. overhasty
    3. precipitant
    4. precipitous

  • a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering (noun)

  • bring about abruptly (verb)

    Examples

    1. The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

  • fall vertically, sharply, or headlong (verb)

    Examples

    1. Our economy precipitated into complete ruin

  • hurl or throw violently (verb)

    Examples

    1. The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below

  • separate as a fine suspension of solid particles (verb)

See definition of precipitate in Merriam Webster