precipitate verb Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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precipitateverb [T]

 us   /prɪˈsɪp·ɪˌteɪt/ fml

precipitate verb [T] (MAKE HAPPEN)

to make something happen suddenly or sooner than expected: An invasion would certainly precipitate a war.
precipitate
adjective  us   /prɪˈsɪp·ə·t̬ɪt/
fml We were alarmed by his precipitate actions.
Translations of “precipitate”
in Vietnamese chất kết tủa…
in Spanish precipitado…
in Thai ตะกอน…
in Malaysian mendak…
in French précipité…
in German der Niederschlag…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使發生, 促成, 使突如其來地發生…
in Indonesian endapan…
in Russian вызывать что-либо…
in Turkish oldurmak, yol açmak, hızlandırmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使发生, 促成, 使突如其来地发生…
in Polish powodować, wywoływać…
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