Decrepitate
Decrepitate De*crep"i*tate, v. i. To crackle, as salt in roasting. [1913 Webster]

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  • Decrepitate — De*crep i*tate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decrepitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decrepitating}.] [Cf. F. d[ e]cr[ e]piter.] To roast or calcine so as to cause a crackling noise; as, to decrepitate salt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decrepitate — [dē krep′ə tāt΄] vt. decrepitated, decrepitating [< ModL * decrepitatus, pp. of * decrepitare < L de , intens. + crepitare, to crackle, rattle < crepare: see DECREPIT] to roast or calcine (salts, minerals, etc.) until a crackling sound… …   English World dictionary

  • decrepitate — verb Etymology: probably from New Latin *decrepitatus, past participle of *decrepitare, from Latin de + crepitare to crackle more at crepitate Date: 1646 transitive verb to roast or calcine (as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decrepitate — decrepitation, n. /di krep i tayt /, v., decrepitated, decrepitating. v.t. 1. to roast or calcine (salt, minerals, etc.) so as to cause crackling or until crackling ceases. v.i. 2. to break up when exposed to heat. [1640 50; < NL decrepitatus… …   Universalium

  • decrepitate — verb /dɪˈkɹɛpɪteɪt/ a) To roast (a salt or mineral) until it stops crackling in the fire. so will it come to pass in a pot of salt, although decrepitated; and so also in a pot of Snow. b) Of salts and minerals, to crackle when heated, indicating… …   Wiktionary

  • decrepitate — de·crep·i·tate di krep ə .tāt vb, tat·ed; tat·ing vt to roast or calcine (as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling stops vi to become decrepitated de·crep·i·ta·tion .krep ə tā shən n * * * de·crep·i·tate (de krepґĭ tāt) 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • decrepitate — v. roast so as to cause to crackle; heat until crackling …   English contemporary dictionary

  • decrepitate — [dɪ krɛpɪteɪt] verb technical (of a solid) disintegrate audibly when heated. Derivatives decrepitation noun Origin C17: from de + L. crepitat , crepitare to crackle , frequentative of crepare (see decrepit) …   English new terms dictionary

  • decrepitate — v. n. Crackle, snap, crepitate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decrepitate — de·crep·i·tate …   English syllables

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