precipitant

adjective
pre·​cip·​i·​tant | \ pri-ˈsi-pə-tənt How to pronounce precipitant (audio) \

Definition of precipitant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

precipitant

noun

Definition of precipitant (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from precipitant

Adjective

precipitantly adverb
precipitantness noun

Examples of precipitant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For young adults, loneliness and social isolation are major precipitants of suicide, experts say. New York Times, "To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect," 25 June 2018 According to the most recent CDC report, loss of children and relationships is a leading precipitant to suicide. April Foreman, Fortune, "Tearing Families Apart at the Border Can Lead to Long-Lasting Trauma and Risks of Suicide," 21 June 2018 The narrator, a reporter, and two of his newspaper colleagues share their research on suicide: social and psychological precipitants; variations in incidence by season and country; philosophical and religious arguments for and against; and so on. Benjamin Kunkel, The New Yorker, "A Neglected South American Masterpiece," 23 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of precipitant

Adjective

1608, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1685, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of precipitant was in 1608

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“Precipitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/precipitant. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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precipitant

noun
pre·​cip·​i·​tant | \ pri-ˈsip-ət-ənt How to pronounce precipitant (audio) \

Medical Definition of precipitant

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

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