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precipitate

Chem a precipitated solid in its suspended form or after settling or filtering
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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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Dave and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit asked the state government not to take any precipitative steps as it would hear the matter on Thursday when it was mentioned by a battery of senior lawyers representing different petitioners.
Sweden, March 8 -- The very constructive counter resolution on Sri Lanka introduced by eleven US Senators under pins the basic thrust of the US Foreign Relations Committee report on Sri Lanka 4 years ago when its chairman, the current Secretary of State, John Kerry cautioned against precipitative action that would lose Sri Lanka to the US and the West and move it to other political orbits.
They can move the BAFTA Awards to the middle of July and you can still assume the evening will be punctuated by meteorological mayhem, precipitative panic, aquatic angst, in a word, rain and to be more precise, pissing down (not "taking the piss" down) rain.
"There is a real danger that precipitative action, undertaken on the basis of appearance, can create the conditions for an increase in racism and discrimination against the Roma community living here."
A charity that represents the Roma community in Ireland, Pavee Point, warned that stereotypes in the media coverage of the cases could lead to "witch-hunts against a vulnerable community." "There is a real danger that precipitative action, undertaken on the basis of appearance, can create the conditions for an increase in racism and discrimination against the Roma community living here," the charity said in a statement.