Translation of "precipitate" - English-Traditional 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. 入侵肯定會加劇政治危機。
Fear of losing her job precipitated (= suddenly forced) her into action. 對丟掉工作的恐懼促使她立即付諸行動。

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. 讓燒杯降溫有助於化合物沉澱。
If any organic salt is formed, it will precipitate (out) immediately. 如果有有機鹽形成,它會立即沉澱。

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. 過濾後沉澱物被加熱到90攝氏度進行乾燥。


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. 別太倉促——做決定前再好好想想。

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