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precipitate in Chemistry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishprecipitatepre‧cip‧i‧tate1 /prɪˈsɪpɪteɪt/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive] formalCAUSE to make something serious happen suddenly or more quickly than was expected syn hasten 🔊 The riot was precipitated when four black men were arrested.see thesaurus at cause2 [intransitive, transitive + out] technicalHC to separate a solid substance from a liquid by chemical action, or to be separated in this way precipitate somebody into something→ See Verb table
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precipitateBoth countries claimed the same area, precipitating a border war.For this reason, an increase in population density often precipitates a round of emigration.An attack on the country could precipitate a world war.Butsy was sixteen and aware that the trip had been precipitated by a crisis.What world historical events were precipitated by incidents that occurred then?Tetany may be triggered by hyperventilation or precipitated by vomiting or by pregnancy and lactation.Thus differences in 18 O/ 16 O ratio may be expected between water and calcite precipitating from it.The 1929 stock market crash precipitated the collapse of the American banking system.Ironically, in view of what had happened fifty years earlier, it was now the School's success which precipitated the next crisis.Some 592 people had been injured in the police attack on student demonstrators, which precipitated the November revolution.