precipitator

precipitator
precipitate VERB 1) cause (something bad) to happen unexpectedly or prematurely. 2) cause to move suddenly and with force. 3) Chemistry cause (a substance) to be deposited in solid form from a solution. 4) cause (moisture or dust) to be deposited from the atmosphere or from a vapour or suspension.
ADJECTIVE done, acting, or occurring suddenly or without careful consideration.
NOUN Chemistry a substance precipitated from a solution.
DERIVATIVES precipitately adverb precipitator noun.
ORIGIN Latin praecipitare 'throw headlong' .

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