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Precipitance definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRECIP'ITANCE
PRECIP'ITANT, a. [L. 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, n. 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.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the quality of happening with headlong haste or without warning [syn: abruptness, precipitateness, precipitousness, precipitance, precipitancy, suddenness]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1667 precipitancy

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Precipitance Pre*cip"i*tance, Precipitancy Pre*cip"i*tan*cy, n. [From Precipitant.] The quality or state of being precipitant, or precipitate; headlong hurry; excessive or rash haste in resolving, forming an opinion, or executing a purpose; precipitation; as, the precipitancy of youth. ``Precipitance of judgment.'' --I. Watts.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n.; (also precipitancy) 1. Haste, hurry, precipitation, flurry. 2. Rashness, temerity, precipitation, recklessness, heedlessness, inconsiderateness, thoughtlessness. See rashness.



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