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adjective 
  1. Steep, like a precipice; as, a precipitous cliff or mountain.
  2. Headlong; as, precipitous fall.
  3. Hasty; rash; quick; sudden; precipitate; as, precipitous attempts.
    • 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 46,
    • : ...humans have been responsible for a decline of elephants, from perhaps 300,000 in the early 1970s to some 10,000 today.
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