Precipitant
Precipitant Pre*cip"i*tant, a. [L. praecipitans, -antis, p. pr. of praecipitare: cf. F. pr['e]cipitant. See {Precipitate}.] 1. Falling or rushing headlong; rushing swiftly, violently, or recklessly; moving precipitately. [1913 Webster]

They leave their little lives Above the clouds, precipitant to earth. --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

Should he return, that troop so blithe and bold, Precipitant in fear would wing their flight. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Unexpectedly or foolishly brought on or hastened; rashly hurried; hasty; sudden; reckless. --Jer. Taylor. ``Precipitant rebellion.'' --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • precipitant — PRECIPITÁNT, precipitanţi, s.m. Produs chimic care, adăugat la o soluţie, provoacă o precipitare. – Din fr. précipitant. Trimis de ana zecheru, 07.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  precipitánt s. m., pl. precipitánţi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Precipitant — Pre*cip i*tant, n. (Chem.) Any force or reagent which causes the formation of a precipitate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precipitant — index careless, impulsive (rash), precipitate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • précipitant — précipitant, ante [pʀesipitɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. 1903; de précipiter (II.). ❖ ♦ Chim. Qui produit une précipitation (II.). || « Sérums précipitants »; « réaction précipitante » (in Rev. gén. des sc., 15 juin 1903, p. 623) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • precipitant — 1610s (adj.), 1680s (n.), from L. precipitantem, prp. of praecipitare (see PRECIPITATE (Cf. precipitate)). The adjective senses now are taken by precipitate …   Etymology dictionary

  • precipitant — [prē sip′i tənt, prisip′i tənt] adj. [L praecipitans, prp. of praecipitare: see PRECIPITATE] PRECIPITATE n. a substance which, when added to a solution, causes the formation of a precipitate precipitantly adv …   English World dictionary

  • precipitant —  , precipitate, precipitous  All three come from the same root, the Latin praecipitare ( to throw headlong ). Precipitous means very steep: cliff faces are precipitous. Precipitant and precipitate both indicate a headlong rush and are almost… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • PRÉCIPITANT — s. m. T. de Chimie. Ce qui opère la précipitation. L acide sulfurique est le précipitant des sels de baryte et de plomb dissous …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • PRÉCIPITANT — n. m. T. de Chimie Ce qui opère la précipitation. L’acide sulfurique est le précipitant des sels de baryte et de plomb dissous …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • precipitant — nusodiklis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Tirpinio nusodinimui naudojamas reagentas. atitikmenys: angl. precipitant rus. осадитель …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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