PRECIP'ITANT, adjective [Latin proecipitans, proecipito, from proeceps, headlong.]
1. Falling or rushing headlong; rushing down with velocity.
They leave their little lives
Above the clouds, precipitant to earth.
2. Hasty; urged with violent haste.
Should he return, that troop so blithe and bold,
Precipitant in fear, would wing their flight.
3. Rashly hurried or hasty; as precipitant rebellion.
4. Unexpectedly brought on or hastened.
PRECIP'ITANT, noun In chimistry, a liquor, which when poured on a solution, separates what is dissolved and makes it precipitate, or fall to the bottom in a concrete state.