toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

precipitate
used in Gulliver's Travels

2 uses
  • But hurried on by the precipitancy of youth, and having his imperial majesty's license to pay my attendance upon the emperor of Blefuscu, I took this opportunity, before the three days were elapsed, to send a letter to my friend the secretary, signifying my resolution of setting out that morning for Blefuscu, pursuant to the leave I had got; and, without waiting for an answer, I went to that side of the island where our fleet lay.
    Part 1 — A Voyage to Lilliput (89% in)
  • ...operated contrary to each other; that we ate when we were not hungry, and drank without the provocation of thirst; that we sat whole nights drinking strong liquors, without eating a bit, which disposed us to sloth, inflamed our bodies, and precipitated or prevented digestion; that prostitute female Yahoos acquired a certain malady, which bred rottenness in the bones of those who fell into their embraces; that this, and many other diseases, were propagated from father to son; so that...
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (42% in)

There are no more uses of "precipitate" in Gulliver's Travels.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®