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precipitously adv
1 very suddenly and to a great degree; "conditions that precipitously increase the birthrate"; "prices rose sharply" [syn: sharply]
2 abruptly; in a precipitous manner; "the mountains rose precipitously from the shore"

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Adverb

  1. abruptly; in a precipitous manner

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