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precipitant

adjective pre·cip·i·tant \ pri-ˈsi-pə-tənt \

Definition of precipitant

precipitantly

adverb

precipitantness

noun

First Known Use of precipitant

1608

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precipitant

noun

Definition of precipitant

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

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First Known Use of precipitant

1685

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precipitant

noun pre·cip·i·tant \ pri-ˈsip-ət-ənt \

medical Definition of precipitant

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

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