precipitant

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precipitant

Chem a substance or agent that causes a precipitate to form

precipitant

[prə′sip·ət·əns]
(chemistry)
A chemical or chemicals that cause a precipitate to form when added to a solution.
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The world today, Benjamin Barber points out, is "falling precipitantly apart and coming reluctantly together at the very same moment."(1) While states from Canada to India are threatened with breakup due to fractious nationalist impulses of their peoples, the power of technology and markets is forcing ever-tighter economic integration worldwide.
In fact, they continued to mill angrily about even as firemen in asbestos suits broke through, dragging hoses from a roaring pumper truck and sprayed the flaming car with a foamy chemical, which left it looking like the offspring of some strange animal brought so traumatically and precipitantly to life that it wailed and sputtered in protest, both against the circumstance of its debut into the world and the foaming presence of its still-clinging afterbirth...