Synonyms of precipitating


1. precipitate, effect, effectuate, set up

usage: bring about abruptly; "The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution"

2. precipitate, change state, turn

usage: separate as a fine suspension of solid particles

3. precipitate, come down, fall

usage: fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"

4. precipitate, descend, fall, go down, come down

usage: fall vertically, sharply, or headlong; "Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"

5. precipitate, hurl, hurtle, cast

usage: hurl or throw violently; "The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"


1. precipitating(prenominal), causative (vs. noncausative)

usage: bringing on suddenly or abruptly; "the completion of the railroad was the precipitating cause in the extinction of waterborne commerce"

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