English translation: a substance separated from a solution or suspension
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03:58 Jan 30, 2002
English to English translations [Non-PRO] Science
English term or phrase:precipitate
Chemistry term, want too know the precipitate on a chemical reactant
Explanation: pre·cip·i·tate (pr-sp-tt)
v. pre·cip·i·tat·ed, pre·cip·i·tat·ing, pre·cip·i·tates
To throw from or as if from a great height; hurl downward: “The finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below” (Thornton Wilder).
To cause to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely. See Synonyms at speed.
Meteorology. To cause (water vapor) to condense and fall from the air as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
Chemistry. To cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution.
Meteorology. To condense and fall from the air as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
Chemistry. To be separated from a solution as a solid.
To fall or be thrown headlong: an ailing economy that precipitated into ruin despite foreign intervention.
Moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong.
Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation. See Synonyms at impetuous. See Synonyms at reckless.
Occurring suddenly or unexpectedly.
n. (-tt, -tt)
Chemistry. A solid or solid phase separated from a solution.
A product resulting from a process, event, or course of action.