Definitions

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  • n. One who precipitates, or urges on with vehemence or rashness.
  • n. A person who, or device that, carries out precipitation.
  • n. An apparatus which removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who precipitates, or urges on with vehemence or rashness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who precipitates; especially, one who urges on with undue haste; one who rashly brings to pass.
  • n. That which brings about the precipitation or downfall of atmospheric moisture.
  • n. That which causes or favors chemical precipitation; an apparatus for inducing precipitation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. removes dust particles from gases by electrostatic precipitation

Etymologies

Latin praecipitator an overthrower. (Wiktionary)

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