Precipitant

Definition of Precipitant

Pre`cip´i`tant
a.1.Falling or rushing headlong; rushing swiftly, violently, or recklessly; moving precipitately.
They leave their little lives
Above the clouds, precipitant to earth.
- J. Philips.
Should he return, that troop so blithe and bold,
Precipitant in fear would wing their flight.
- Pope.
2.Unexpectedly or foolishly brought on or hastened; rashly hurried; hasty; sudden; reckless.
n.1.(Chem.) Any force or reagent which causes the formation of a precipitate.

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abrupt, accident-prone, breakneck, breathless, careless, desperate, devil-may-care, electrifying, furious, harum-scarum, hasty, headlong, hotheaded, hurried, impetuous, impulsive, mad, nerve-shattering, overeager, overenthusiastic, overzealous, panting, precipitate, precipitous, quick, rash, reckless, rushing, shocking, slap-bang, slapdash, speedy, startling, sudden, surprising, swift, unanticipated, unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for, unpredicted, wanton, wild
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