Decrepitating
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]

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

  • 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

  • Decrepitated — 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

  • Decrepitation — De*crep i*ta tion, n. [Cf. F. d[ e]cr[ e]pitation.] The act of decrepitating; a crackling noise, such as salt makes when roasting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diaspore — Di a*spore, n. [From Gr. ? a scattering; dia through, asunder + ? to sow, scatter like seed: cf. F. diaspore.] (Min.) A hydrate of alumina, often occurring in white lamellar masses with brilliant pearly luster; so named on account of its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [c]/dəˈkrɛpəteɪt/ (say duh krepuhtayt) verb (decrepitated, decrepitating) –verb (t) 1. to roast or calcine (salt, etc.) so as to cause crackling or until crackling ceases. –verb (i) 2. to make a crackling noise, as salt in roasting. {New Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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