Origin of precipitantClassical Latin praecipitans, present participle of praecipitare: see precipitate
a substance which, when added to a solution, causes the formation of a precipitate
- Rushing or falling headlong.
- Acting with or marked by impulsiveness in thought or action; rash. See Usage Note at precipitate.
- Abrupt or unexpected; sudden.
A substance that causes a precipitate to form when it is added to a solution.
Origin of precipitantLatin praecipitans, praecipitant-, present participle of praecipitare, to throw headlong; see precipitate.
(comparative more precipitant, superlative most precipitant)
- A substance that forms a precipitate when added to a solution