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precipitate

Chem a precipitated solid in its suspended form or after settling or filtering

precipitate

[prə′sip·ə‚tāt]
(chemistry)
A substance separating, in solid particles, from a liquid as the result of a chemical or physical change;
To form a precipitate.
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This is because a nuclear foe, vastly overestimating the weight of an incoming attack, would precipitately launch a thermonuclear response, obliterating us all.
We should not judge precipitately till the end of expert investigation," he further added.
he wrote: "The greater part of mankind are naturally apt to be affirmative and dogmatical in their opinions; and while they see objects only on one side, and have no idea of any counterpoising argument, they throw themselves precipitately into the principles to which they are inclined; nor have they any indulgence for those who entertain opposite sentiments.
Attuning their fiction to the demands of the marketplace, the New Postmodernists, Bradford claims, "create fictional scenarios that are precipitately and self-evidently bizarre and in doing so they both entertain the fashionably accomplished reader and confirm that the actuality of existence outside the novel is by implication reassuringly normal" (2007: 67).
While du Chaillu articulates a separation of himself from his food through his maintenance of the 'vestiges of civilisation' with a knife and fork, the Bakalai fall upon it precipitately as if they were pure body, animals satisfying the agonising craving for another animal's flesh.
Following the restructuring of national economies in the 1980s, those parts of the working class most associated with centre-left political parties have declined, often precipitately.
Sometimes the security people do act precipitately, through an excess of zeal.
Somewhat precipitately, the first studies of cyberbullying reproduced the schema followed by the studies of traditional bullying, in the sense that cyberbullying was considered a concrete form of indirect bullying, and its study was very focused on the impact provided by the technological instruments.
In our province RWOPS (remunerative work outside the public service) was precipitately banned.
After the last week incident, "I immediately contacted the Catholic Ministers of Kerala urging the government not to act precipitately,"Kochi-based George Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church in Kerala who has recently been elected a cardinal, told Catholic news agency 'Fides'.
In the days after that speech in Oslo, Christian theologian Reinhold Niebuhr was often cited as a source of inspiration for Obama, and it was Niebuhr who wrote, "Contemporary history refutes the idea that nations are drawn into war too precipitately.
A moment after the placenta was removed, Susan became unresponsive, her blood pressure fell precipitately, and she went into cardiopulmonary arrest.