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precipitant

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Definition something that causes something else — such as causing precipitation or a drug interaction

Precipitant is sometimes interchanged with various senses of precipitate, but beyond this sense of something causing something else, the word precipitant is seldom used.
  • The precipitant drug is interfering with the object drug.
  • Small salt particles are the precipitant in cloud seeding.
  • Precipitant is added, and the gold falls as a fine powder.
  • At least, therefore, I did not assume the character of needless precipitance merely to show off before the ladies.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • A little over-precipitance may ruin all.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Or sometimes, precipitant above you, she would make a curly circle with a long tail, as if she might draw a cat, but it would be her "P" and the word would turn into "Practice!
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • ...from eastern point Of Libra to the fleecy star that bears Andromeda far off Atlantick seas Beyond the horizon; then from pole to pole He views in breadth, and without longer pause Down right into the world's first region throws His flight precipitant, and winds with ease Through the pure marble air his oblique way Amongst innumerable stars, that shone Stars distant, but nigh hand seemed other worlds; Or other worlds they seemed, or happy isles, Like those Hesperian gardens famed of...
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • When you told Mrs. Bennet this morning that if you ever resolved upon quitting Netherfield you should be gone in five minutes, you meant it to be a sort of panegyric, of compliment to yourself—and yet what is there so very laudable in a precipitance which must leave very necessary business undone, and can be of no real advantage to yourself or anyone else?
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • ...huge appear Emergent, and their broad bare backs upheave Into the clouds; their tops ascend the sky: So high as heaved the tumid hills, so low Down sunk a hollow bottom broad and deep, Capacious bed of waters: Thither they Hasted with glad precipitance, uprolled, As drops on dust conglobing from the dry: Part rise in crystal wall, or ridge direct, For haste; such flight the great command impressed On the swift floods: As armies at the call Of trumpet (for of armies thou hast heard)...
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost

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