- cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely；cause to move suddenly and with force
- done, made, or acting suddenly or without careful consideration；occurring suddenly or abruptly
- a substance precipitated from a solution.
verb: precipitate, 3rd person present: precipitates, gerund or present participle: precipitating, past tense: precipitated, past participle: precipitated
- 1. cause (an event or situation, typically one that is undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely the incident precipitated a political crisis 同義詞 bring about, bring on, cause, lead to, occasion, ... 更多
- ▪ cause to move suddenly and with force suddenly the ladder broke, precipitating them down into a heap 同義詞 hurl, catapult, throw, plunge, launch, ... 更多
- ▪ send someone or something suddenly into a particular state or condition they were precipitated into a conflict for which they were quite unprepared
- 2. cause (a substance) to be deposited in solid form from a solution cell proteins were then precipitated and washed in 10% trichloroacetic acid
- ▪ cause (drops of moisture or particles of dust) to be deposited from the atmosphere or from a vapour or suspension excess moisture is precipitated as rain, fog, mist, or dew
- 1. done, made, or acting suddenly or without careful consideration I must apologize for my staff—their actions were precipitate 同義詞 hasty, overhasty, rash, hurried, rushed, ... 更多
- ▪ occurring suddenly or abruptly a precipitate decline in Labour fortunes 同義詞 sudden, rapid, swift, abrupt, meteoric, ... 更多
- 1. a substance precipitated from a solution.