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Precipitation (alternate #5)

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Precipitation (alternate #5)

An early chemical symbol for precipitation.

Most people associate the word "precipitation" with meteorological phenomena such as rain, snow and hail. While that is certainly a correct usage of the word, in alchemy, precipitation is a process that involves the conversion of matter from a gaseous form into a liquid form.


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Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Precipitation (alternate #5) is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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