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On June 12, 1971, Ellsberg received a panicked call from a Times editor to whom he had given a portion of the papers for a book the editor was writing on the Gulf of Tonkin incident that had precipitated America’s deeper involvement in the war.

On average, the decline in democracy precipitated by these coups is much steeper than the one seen in the full data set, with the average V-Dem rating falling by more than half.

Western Siberia experienced an exceptionally warm winter and spring, conditions that precipitated the summer’s unprecedented wildfires.

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In the case of McKamey, the precipitating cause of death does not seem to have been determined.

The Gallipoli invasion was the precipitating event in the Ottoman genocide against its Armenian population.

Going over the fiscal cliff would have meant the U.S. defaulting on its debts and precipitating a global financial meltdown.

“There was no precipitating event, no hate-crime incident,” explained Sun, a junior studying art.

The great financial firm collapsed under an avalanche of bad debts based on bad bets in 2008, precipitating the global crisis.

The precipitating causes are those which are closely related in time or circumstance to the actual misbehaviour.

As they gained the bridge their pursuers were at hand, precipitating them over it into the Sutlej.

This was confirmed by dissolving the lead chloride in hot water and precipitating as lead sulphide.

Obviously, a specific interference of ammonium salts with the precipitating power of ammonium hydroxide is involved.

Knocking the sketch to one side and precipitating three books and a mass of papers to the floor, Red stood up.

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On this page you'll find 31 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precipitating, such as: downward, cascading, declining, depressed, descending, and downgrade.

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