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precipitate
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Dune
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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
  • You moved too precipitately for the good of our enterprise.

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  • I had planned to ask her, but she made a precipitate departure.
  • a precipitate rather than a well-reasoned decision

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unspecified meaning
  • My answer could precipitate violence or . what?
  • The dripping of water precipitated from the windtrap filled the room with its presence.

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  • They’ve a concealed windtrap somewhere on the surface to funnel air down here into cooler regions and precipitate the moisture from it.
  • Jessica nodded to herself, remembering her son’s ambivalent feelings toward the spice drug and the prescient awareness it precipitated.
  • The air that came in to them held the chill not-quite-dryness that would precipitate trace dew in the dawn.
  • The collector forms a markedly cold surface upon which dawn dew will precipitate.
  • WINDTRAP: a device placed in the path of a prevailing wind and capable of precipitating moisture from the air caught within it, usually by a sharp and distinct drop in temperature within the trap.

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adj as in: a precipitate decision Define
acting with great haste -- often without adequate thought
verb, as in: action will precipitate Define
make something happen abruptly (suddenly)
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