In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1formal(bring about, hasten)(crisis/incident/event) precipitarthe events which precipitated his downfall — los acontecimientos que precipitaron su caída
- Retail trade fell, precipitating a drop in wages and retrenchments.
- Loss of public confidence underlay the financial and political crisis which precipitated the downfall of a system of government too little changed in its habits and priorities since the days of Louis XIV.
- We had jokingly warned the audience that earlier public airings of the song (and even, on occasion, just singing it in the lounge room at home) had precipitated unanticipated falls of rain.
- After the mutiny of April 1944, which precipitated a confrontation with British forces, much of it was interned.
- How's that been and what precipitated the move?
- His move to Ayrshire was precipitated by a failed six-week strike in the Lanarkshire coalfield in 1880.
- This was known as the ‘Cloudbuster’ device, and it was sold to several US state governments to precipitate rain.
- The move was precipitated by a slowdown in the housing market in the company's traditional north-east of Scotland heartland, which has been blighted by uncertainty in the oil industry.
- Two events had precipitated this change in course.
- He said: ‘It appears that the death was precipitated by these stressful events which caused him to collapse.’
- The third of these voyages precipitated a series of clashes with Spanish forces, sometimes authorized by London and sometimes not, as the English battled for trade and gold.
- Aggressors in the past, relying on our apparent lack of military force, have unwisely precipitated war.
- Unless the councillors who precipitated this unwise move are to be surcharged, and I doubt this will be the case, the rate-payers will be expected to foot the bill for the separation.
- This immediately precipitated resumption of the civil war with disillusioned southern forces now certain that the north had no intention of constructing a secular democratic state.
- I kept the correspondence but I thought it has been destroyed in the apartment fire that precipitated my move to the condo.
- Sicily suffered a series of agricultural crises, which precipitated a sharp drop in the grain and citrus markets.
- Nine years later, it was forced to retreat, precipitating the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- Over the years, these works have precipitated some of the most moving moments in the class.
- Will our relationship pass the test or will the new situation precipitate a change for the worse?
- The move has been precipitated by concerns that a general election could be held in a matter of months.
2formal(hurl)precipitardespeñarto precipitate sth into sth
- the events which precipitated Europe into war — los hechos que precipitaron el estallido de la guerra en Europa
- I was precipitated into making a decision — me empujaron a tomar una decisión precipitada
- Garbed as they were, admission was refused, which, it is said, precipitated them into forming a founding nucleus to take in other rural dwellers who had suffered similar indignities.
- Shipwrecks are a constant in this tale, being the main means of precipitating Pericles into his various adventures, like an especially unlucky Odysseus.
- Such actions might even precipitate us into another ice age, and, as history illustrates, cold periods are normally worse than warm, both for humans and for wildlife.
- The criminal would mount the scaffold and stand upon this trapdoor, which would then open, precipitating the person into a fall of some feet.
- It was his advice, too, which partly helped indirectly to precipitate me into my present much happier situation.
- When substances are precipitated by inorganic or organic processes the material is known as chemical sediment.
- There are also some concerns about the use of sodium bicarbonate, because it may worsen hypocalcemia or precipitate calcium phosphate deposition on various tissues.
- The process involves dissolving the black drugs in water, and adding ammonium hydroxide to precipitate the drugs present in the mixture.
- It is then mixed with ammonia to precipitate solid uranium oxide that is of a purer grade.
- For example, the organic compound phenanthrene can be precipitated from an ethanolic solution by the addition of water.
- These will subsequently be precipitated, but as relatively fine particles.
- They discovered that sulfur dioxide in the atmosphere allows clouds to precipitate rain in smaller particles.
- Oxides of sulfur and nitrogen react with water vapor in the atmosphere and then are precipitated out as acid rain.
- This air cools significantly to become supersaturated with respect to ice, and some of the moisture precipitates out in the form of ice crystals.
- When that vapour is precipitated as rain it carries the acidity with it.
1(exit/departure) precipitadolet us not be precipitate — no nos precipitemos
- But she certainly stirred a mob reaction in populist manner on an issue that needs sensitive and informed leadership and serious democratic debate, careful and caring thought, not instinctive and precipitate action.
- We're yet to see why three of the most professional and senior staff in the public service would take such a precipitate action.
- In such instances the will and the courage confronted by some great difficulty which it can neither master nor endure, appears in some to recede in precipitate flight, leaving only panic and temporary unreason in its wake.
- It may be that the precipitate fall in the last survey - widely regarded in both the radio and advertising industries as a glitch - is no fluke.
- If it were admitted that you who are dissatisfied hold the right side in the dispute, there still is no single good reason for precipitate action.
- The cracking of an old bough, or the hooting of the owl, was enough to fill me with alarm, and try my strength in a precipitate flight.
- A precipitate marriage legitimized the birth of their first child.
- The modest fall-off which ensued was followed by a more precipitate decline in World War I, the result of a cut in mine production occasioned by labour shortages.
- Real wages increased only slowly, probably not sufficiently to counter the precipitate decline of the handwork trades and the high marginal costs of urban life.
- Declaring victory would not only be precipitate but dangerous.
- Here are corals that have gone with the flow for 200 million years, and now they're facing the precipitate exodus of their business partners, the zooxanthellae.
- It is good news that there is a deal, but many questions remain and policyholders should not take precipitate action yet.
- The final Confederate collapse was precipitate.
- It said the dossier published by the Government on Monday ‘does not constitute evidence of immediate threat and therefore is not a justification for precipitate military action’.
- It was decided by those present that the Agency must get a message to him warning him against precipitate action.
- He was a mediocre speaker, uncomfortable in circumstances of political manoeuvre, often either too hesitant or too precipitate in action, and wedded to a proud independence that interfered with the building of successful alliances.
- While some advisers are recommending that investors take a more sceptical approach if they are faced with changes in their fund management company, others caution that it would be wrong to take precipitate action.
- Perhaps more than a handful of those members have come to understand the potential calamity of a precipitate withdrawal.
- She was astonished that her precipitate escape attempt had met with no difficulties thus far.
- The bizarre timing was a clear indication that the security services and the police had decided to take precipitate action.
- His precipitate departure may yet snuff out such modest hopes, however, and leave the Tories as far away from office as they were in 2001.
- But most borrowers will lose substantially by taking this kind of precipitate action.
- More generally, they regarded him as unsympathetic to popular aspirations and intent on imposing a restrictive arrangement with precipitate haste.
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