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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning.

Usage examples (10)
  • 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
  • Laughing a little, pulling at his blond mustache in a gesture of conquest, his kindling eyes glinting down at her, "You must forgive the precipitateness -- of a lover,"...
  • In this sense, the first of Descartes's rules of method in the Discourse is an Academic principle, perhaps the only one: to avoid precipitateness and prejudice and to... for more
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