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precipitant

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adjective pre·cip·i·tant \-tənt\

Definition of precipitant

pre·cip·i·tant·ly adverb
pre·cip·i·tant·ness noun


1671

First Known Use of precipitant

1671


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precipitant

noun pre·cip·i·tant

Definition of precipitant

  1. :  a precipitating agent; especially :  one that causes the formation of a precipitate



Circa 1685

First Known Use of precipitant

circa 1685

Rhymes with precipitant


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precipitant

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noun pre·cip·i·tant \pri-ˈsip-ət-ənt\

Medical Definition of precipitant

  1. :  something that precipitates; especially :  a chemical agent that causes the formation of a precipitate




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