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English definition of “precipitate”

precipitate

verb [T] (MAKE HAPPEN)   /prɪˈsɪp·ɪˌteɪt/ fml
to make something happen suddenly or sooner than expected : An invasion would certainly precipitate a war . precipitate    /prɪˈsɪp·ə·t̬ɪt/ adjective fml We were alarmed by his precipitate actions .
(Definition of precipitate verb (MAKE HAPPEN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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