Translation of "precipitate" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.teɪt/ us /prɪˈsɪp.ə.teɪt/

precipitate verb (MAKE HAPPEN)

[ T ] formal to make something happen suddenly or sooner than expected

An invasion would certainly precipitate a political crisis. 入侵肯定会加剧政治危机。
Fear of losing her job precipitated (= suddenly forced) her into action. 对丢掉工作的恐惧促使她立即行动起来。

precipitate verb (THROW)

[ T usually + adv/prep ] formal to throw someone or something from a height with great force


precipitate verb (CHEMISTRY)

[ I or T ] specialized chemistry If a liquid precipitates, substances in it become solid and separate from the liquid.

Cooling the beaker helps precipitate the compound. 给烧杯降温有助于化合物沉淀。
If any organic salt is formed, it will precipitate (out) immediately. 如果有有机盐形成,它会立即沉淀。

precipitatenoun [ C or U ]

uk /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.tət/ us /priːˈsɪp.ə.t̬ət/ specialized

a solid substance that is produced from a liquid during a chemical process

After filtration, the precipitate was dried at 90°C. 过滤后沉淀物被加热到90摄氏度进行干燥。


uk /prɪˈsɪp.ɪ.tət/ us /priːˈsɪp.ə.t̬ət/ also precipitous formal

If an action is precipitate, it is done sooner or faster than expected and without enough thought or preparation.

Don't be precipitate - think it through before you make a decision. 别太仓促——作决定前再好好想想。

(Translation of “precipitate” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)