Definition of precipitate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    precipitate

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//prɪˈsɪpət̮ət//
     
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  1. (of an action or a decision) happening very quickly or suddenly and usually without enough care and thought the precipitate resignation of the director To force a decision now would be precipitate.
  2. precipitatelyadverb
     
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  3. to act precipitately
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