1. [ noun ] (meteorology) the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
Synonyms: downfall
Related terms: weather rain snow hail sleet virga fine_spray ice_crystal precipitate
2. [ noun ] (chemistry) the process of forming a chemical precipitate
Related terms: chemical_process precipitate
3. [ noun ] overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
Synonyms: haste hurry hurriedness hastiness

"he soon regretted his haste"

Related terms: speed abruptness rush
4. [ noun ] the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
Related terms: drop precipitate
5. [ noun ] the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time

"the storm brought several inches of precipitation"

Related terms: indefinite_quantity precipitate
6. [ noun ] an unexpected acceleration or hastening

: "he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise"

Related terms: acceleration precipitate
Similar spelling:   precipitating