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  • n. Plural form of precipitate.

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Examples

  • So, I guess, you know, this kind of precipitates the question of why should we expect that Starbucks or places like it are supposed to be responsible in which to help communities get together or a place for people to be more social?

    CNN Transcript Oct 3, 2009

  • It's not entirely clear what precipitates these hormonal changes in men, Courtenay says, but it could be nature's way of making fathers more responsive to their children and "keeping them home" during a trying time.

    Dads Can Get Post-Partum Depression Too

  • Then, Pete, who is apparently in mid-chug when Baxter walks in, can't control himself any longer and erupts with a deep gagging sound, which precipitates a gusher of beer from his mouth and nostrils.

    Death's Noisy Herald

  • If we have a real problem and that precipitates a contagion that starts washing up on our shores, that's the fear we have.

    Tackling the Deficit

  • I prepared a lot of amorphous precipitates of rather ill-defined composition and measured their infrared spectra.

    Roger Y. Tsien - Autobiography

  • The inevitable tragedy strikes and precipitates the mother's final realization that she must break out of the situation she has, frankly, been complicit in all these years.

    kateelliott: Once Were Warriors (Films Watched 2009)

  • The risk is that a Greek default precipitates its exit from the euro, turning the disaster of default into a catastrophe.

    Limiting the Damage of a Greek Default

  • Kath makes the pedophilia accusation that precipitates the story.

    A Family Tale Of Churchly Woe

  • Hospice training and experience -- being with persons and their loved ones who anticipate grief -- is transferable to the disaster arena, where unanticipated death through attack or accident precipitates unimaginable emotional and spiritual trauma to those who suffer immediate and, in most instances, horrific death.

    Rev. Earl E. Johnson: Providing Disaster Relief With The American Red Cross, 10 Years After 9/11

  • The release from fear is what finally precipitates the full flowering of love.

    Yoga & Fear « martinis & mantras

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