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precipitate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of precipitate

Synonym Discussion of precipitate

precipitate, headlong, abrupt, impetuous, sudden mean showing undue haste or unexpectedness. precipitate stresses lack of due deliberation and implies prematureness of action.
    • the army's precipitate withdrawal
headlong stresses rashness and lack of forethought.
    • a headlong flight from arrest
abrupt stresses curtness and a lack of warning or ceremony.
    • an abrupt refusal
impetuous stresses extreme impatience or impulsiveness.
    • an impetuous lover proposing marriage
sudden stresses unexpectedness and sharpness or violence of action.
    • flew into a sudden rage

precipitate

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of precipitate

  1. 1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause the exodus from the cities was an unexpected precipitate of the automobile, which effectively shrank distances Synonyms of precipitate aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, effect, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotWords Related to precipitate ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms of precipitate consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms of precipitate antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason

  2. 2 matter that settles to the bottom of a body of liquid the chemist filtered out the precipitate from the solution Synonyms of precipitate deposition, dregs, grounds, deposit, sediment, settlingsWords Related to precipitate lees; ooze, silt, sludge; dross, slag, waste


precipitate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of precipitate

  1. to fall as water in a continuous stream of drops from the clouds the air mass was dry, as much of the moisture had precipitated out on the other side of the mountains Synonyms of precipitate pour, rain, stormWords Related to precipitate shower; spit; hail, rainsquall, squall; deluge, drown, engulf, flood, inundate, swampNear Antonyms of precipitate drizzle, mist, mizzle, spit, sprinkle



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