1. [ adjective ] done with very great haste and without due deliberation
Synonyms: overhasty precipitate precipitous hasty

"hasty marriage seldom proveth well"- Shakespeare "hasty makeshifts take the place of planning"- Arthur Geddes "wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king"

Related terms: hurried
2. [ noun ] an agent that causes a precipitate to form
Related terms: substance agent dimethylglyoxime precipitate
Similar spelling:   precipitate