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precipitate into (something)

1. To form into a solid state out of a liquid solution. After evaporation the solution will precipitate into sodium uranyl carbonate. We must mix in a special additive to prevent the solution from precipitating into crystals.
2. To cause or catalyze the formation of something into a solid state out of a gaseous or liquid solution. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "precipitate" and "into." Hanging a paperclip in the solution will precipitate the dissolved sugar into a cluster of solid crystals.
3. To form condense and fall from the air as a form of water. The humidity was pushed high into the freezing mountain air where it precipitated into heavy snow. The air had a heavy feeling to it, like it could precipitate into rain at any moment.
4. To turn into something more coherent, definite, or serious, usually from a combination of multiple, less tangible elements or aspects. The feelings of unrest and anger have begun precipitating into organized protests against the government. Regulatory oversights and an overall lack of accountability have precipitated into a series of banking scandals that have brought the world economy to its knees.
5. To cause something to turn into a more coherent, definite, or serious state, situation, or condition. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "precipitate" and "into." If the parliament fails to pass legislation that satisfies both sides, it could precipitate this volatile situation into a full-blown civil war. A fistfight between a bystander and a protester quickly precipitated the peaceful demonstration into a massive riot.
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precipitate something into something

 
1. Lit. to cause a chemical to go out of a solution into a solid form. Adding just one salt grain at the right time will precipitate the salt dissolved into the water into large crystals. One grain precipitated the dissolved salt into crystals.
2. Fig. to cause something to become more serious. The gunshot precipitated the incident into a riot. The rally was precipitated into a serious brawl.
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precipitate into something

 
1. Lit. [for a chemical] to go out of solution into solid form. The sodium chloride precipitated into a salt. Will this compound precipitate into anything if I cool it?
2. Fig. [for something] to become a more serious matter. By then, the street fight had precipitated into a riot. We were afraid that the argument would precipitate into a fight.
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It is because of the fact that there are lot of prismatic precipitate plates as shown in Figure 2.The size of precipitates in sample 4 is about 100 nm.
Fiori et al., "Formation and evolution of the hardening precipitates in a Mg-Y-Nd alloy," Acta Materialia, vol.59, no.10, pp.4151-4158,2011.
The size distribution functions of the precipitates in (13) are normalised with respect to initial concentration of the appropriate nucleation centres:
In accordance with the present invention, it was discovered that soluble precipitable materials can be made to accumulate as non-digestible precipitates in targeted cells as a result of enzyme action within the targeted cells.
The TEM images of precipitates at the deformation temperature of 850[degrees]C are shown in Figures 5 and 6.The precipitates in the initial holding are quadrate and quite similar regardless of the strain of 0.22 or 0.35.
And it depends on the pinning effects of the precipitates in consideration of the softening behaviors of the tested steel.