Overhasty; rash; as, the king was too precipitate in declaring war.
- To throw from or as if from a great height; hurl downward: "The finest bridge in all Peru broke and precipitated five travelers into the gulf below” ( Thornton Wilder).
- To cause to happen, especially suddenly or prematurely. See Synonyms at speed.
- Meteorology To cause (water vapor) to condense and fall from the air as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
- Chemistry To cause (a solid substance) to be separated from a solution.
- Meteorology To condense and fall from the air as rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
- Chemistry To be separated from a solution as a solid.
- To fall or be thrown headlong: an ailing economy that precipitated into ruin despite foreign intervention.
- Moving rapidly and heedlessly; speeding headlong.
- Acting with or marked by excessive haste and lack of due deliberation. See Synonyms at impetuous, reckless.
- Occurring suddenly or unexpectedly.
- Chemistry A solid or solid phase separated from a solution.
- A product resulting from a process, event, or course of action.