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Used in
The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • By a rapid movement, which the gendarme's practiced eye had perceived, Dantes sprang forward to precipitate himself into the sea; but four vigorous arms seized him as his feet quitted the bottom of the boat.  (not reviewed by editor)

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adj as in: a precipitate decision
verb, as in: action will precipitate
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