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precipitate

noun [C or U]     /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.tət/ US  /priːˈsɪp.ə.t̬ɪt/ specialized
a solid substance that is produced from a liquid during a chemical process: After filtration, the precipitate was dried at 90°C.Physical and chemical processes
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