Definition of 'precipitate'
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He saw no reason now why the somewhat precipitate nature of his recent acts should make any difference. A WORM OF DOUBT (2001)Reading rapidly, Traveller and I pieced together the story of the European conflict, as reported in London, since our precipitate departure. ANTI-ICE (2001)He thought he had probably been unduly precipitate in his reactions and was glad they had been unwatched except by Billings. IN LOVE AND WAR (2001)
For Tusk seems to know before the hippie behind the counter speaks a single word to precipitate his doom, This is it! FAITHLESS: TALES OF TRANSGRESSION (2001)
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Translations for 'precipitate'
British English: precipitate VERB
If something precipitates an event or situation, usually a bad one, it causes it to happen suddenly or sooner than normal.
A slight mistake could precipitate a disaster.
British English: precipitate ADJECTIVE
A precipitate action or decision happens or is made more quickly or suddenly than most people think is sensible.
I don't think we should make precipitate decisions.
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