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precipitation

[ pri-sip-i-tey-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF precipitation

Synonyms for precipitation

  • drizzle
  • rain
  • rainfall
  • rainstorm
  • sleet
  • snow
  • storm
  • cloudburst
  • condensation
  • hail
  • hailstorm
  • wetness
  • heavy dew
  • precip
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Antonyms for precipitation

  • dryness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRECIPITATION

Here the first step is absorption and expansion, not precipitation.

This was done in lime-water, without any precipitation of lime.

But Hermann arose with precipitation to carry the news to his wife.

So saying, Funkelstein turned, and walked away with some precipitation.

On distilling off the acetone, a precipitation is determined.

They are quite accustomed there to dealing with the precipitation of sludge.

The insoluble compounds of zinc can be prepared by precipitation.

Most of the chromates are insoluble and can therefore be prepared by precipitation.

But this precipitation of the images is not at all mysterious.

She marshaled her reasons with precipitation, as if to make it impossible to discuss them.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "a casting down" (of the evil angels from heaven), also, in alchemy "separation of a solid substance from a solution," from Middle French precipitation (15c.) and directly from Latin praecipitationem (nominative praecipitatio) "act or fact of falling headlong, haste," noun of action from past participle stem of praecipitare "fall, be hasty," from praeceps "steep" (see precipice). Meaning "sudden haste" is c.1500. Meaning "act of falling from a height" is attested from 1610s. Meteorological sense of "rain, snow, dew, etc." is from 1670s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRECIPITATION

blizzard

nounsnow storm
  • blast
  • gale
  • precipitation
  • snowfall
  • squall
  • tempest
  • whiteout

condensation

nounwater buildup
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