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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Precipitation

PRECIPITA'TION, noun [Latin proecipitatio.]

1. The act of throwing headlong.

2. A falling, flowing or rushing down with violence and rapidity.

The hurry, precipitation and rapid motion of the water.

3. Great hurry; rash, tumultuous haste; rapid movement.

The precipitation of inexperience is often restrained by shame.

4. The act or operation of throwing to the bottom of a vessel any substance held in solution by its menstruum. precipitation is often effected by a double elective attraction.