Synonyms of precipitate in English:
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2 a precipitate decline See precipitous (sense 2)
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Because they are easily and commonly confused, the meanings of these two adjectives are worth learning. Precipitate means ‘sudden, hasty’: a precipitate decision; the fugitive's precipitate flight. Precipitous means ‘steep’: the precipitous slope of the mountain; a precipitous decline in stock prices
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