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.