Definition of Precipitant

1. Noun. An agent that causes a precipitate to form.

Generic synonyms: Agent
Specialized synonyms: Dimethylglyoxime
Derivative terms: Precipitate



2. Adjective. Done with very great haste and without due deliberation. "Wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

Definition of Precipitant

1. a. Falling or rushing headlong; rushing swiftly, violently, or recklessly; moving precipitately.

2. n. Any force or reagent which causes the formation of a precipitate.

Definition of Precipitant

1. Adjective. That falls headlong, or causes a headlong fall ¹

2. Adjective. Rash or impulsive ¹

3. Adjective. Sudden or unexpected ¹

4. Adjective. (chemistry) That causes precipitation ¹

5. Noun. A substance that forms a precipitate when added to a solution ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precipitant

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Precipitant

preciousness
preciousnesses
precip
precipe
precipes
precipice
precipices
precipitabilities
precipitability
precipitable
precipitable water
precipitance
precipitances
precipitancies
precipitancy
precipitant (current term)
precipitantly
precipitantness
precipitants
precipitate
precipitated
precipitately
precipitateness
precipitates
precipitating
precipitating(a)
precipitation
precipitations
precipitative
precipitato

Literary usage of Precipitant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1903)
"He later suggested milk of lime as a precipitant and the writer in 1901 reported results obtained by collaborators on official methods for potash ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"In some of the first attempts to utilize cyanides as gold solvents, a "piece or plate of zinc" was suggested as a precipitant, but extension of surface was ..."

3. Cyaniding Gold and Silver Ores: A Practical Treatise; Embracing Technical by Henry Forbes Julian, Edgar Smart, A. W. Allen (1921)
"EM Hamilton,* while admitting that sodium sulphide would prove a suitable precipitant of silver in cyanide solutions, suggested that two objections are ..."

4. Bi-monthly Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers by American Institute of Mining Engineers (1917)
"In some of the first attempts to utilize cyanides as gold solvents, a "piece or plate of zinc" was suggested as a precipitant, but extension of surface was ..."

5. The Cyanide Industry Theoretically and Practically Considered: Theoretically by R. Robine, M. Lenglen, Charles Edward Munroe (1906)
"It is necessary' that whatever the nature of the precipitant used and the degree of fineness to which it is found desirable to reduce it primarily, ..."

6. The Cyanide Industry: Theoretically and Practically Considered by R. Robine, M. Lenglen, Charles Edward Munroe (1906)
"It is necessary that whatever the nature of the precipitant used and the degree of fineness to which it is found desirable to reduce it primarily, ..."

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