pre·​cip·​i·​tan·​cy pri-ˈsi-pə-tən(t)-sē How to pronounce precipitancy (audio)
: undue hastiness or suddenness

Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of precipitancy was in 1540

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“Precipitancy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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