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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An agent that causes a substance separated from a solution in a concrete state as a result of a chemical or physical change to form adj. - Done with very great haste and without due deliberation.

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  • The most studied seizure precipitant has been anxiety, with relaxation being the countermeasure of choice.
  • The precipitant was his involvement in an incident of stealing in a department store, following which he was put on probation.
  • Sulphate of alumina, a precipitant of sewage, 437.
  • Yet she was the obvious precipitant of my dilemma, my misery. for more
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