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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Bringing on suddenly or abruptly.

Usage examples (39)
  • The completion of the railroad was the precipitating cause in the extinction of waterborne commerce
  • 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
  • To be fair, while cash may be the main precipitating factor behind the shifts, it's not the only one. for more
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