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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To throw violently (as upon an object of attack).

Usage examples (32)
  • Verb (used with object) : to precipitate an international crisis. ,He precipitated himself into the struggle
  • Adjective : a precipitate fall down the stairs. ,a precipitate retreat. ,a precipitate stop; a precipitate decision. ,a precipitate marriage
  • Martin precipitated it by reading to her his "The Shame of the Sun."
  • VI., called the Philosopher, had prophesied that a perfidious emperor should be precipitated from the top of this column. for more
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