In the poem “Sheltered Garden”, what does precipitate mean on the last line of this stanza?
Every way ends, every road,
every foot-path leads at last
to the hill-crest --
then you retrace your steps,
or find the same slope on the other side,
The annotations linked above suggests it refers to precipitation, implying to go down the other slope. That sort of makes sense, but it isn't a meaning of precipitate that I've heard before. Is there a better meaning behind the use of that word at the end of this stanza?