decrepitate


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de·crep·i·tate

 (dĭ-krĕp′ĭ-tāt′)
v. de·crep·i·tat·ed, de·crep·i·tat·ing, de·crep·i·tates
v.tr.
To roast or calcine (crystals or salts) until they emit a crackling sound or stop crackling.
v.intr.
To make a crackling sound when roasted.

[New Latin dēcrepitāre, dēcrepitāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin crepitāre, to crackle, frequentative of crepāre, to burst, crack.]

de·crep′i·ta′tion n.

decrepitate

(dɪˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt)
vb
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to heat (a substance, such as a salt) until it emits a crackling sound or until this sound stops
2. (Chemistry) (intr) (esp of a salt) to crackle, as while being heated
[C17: from New Latin dēcrepitāre, from Latin crepitāre to crackle, from crepāre to creak]
deˌcrepiˈtation n

de•crep•i•tate

(dɪˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to roast or calcine (salt, minerals, etc.) so as to cause crackling or until crackling ceases.
[1640–50; < New Latin dēcrepitātus crackled]
de•crep`i•ta′tion, n.

decrepitate


Past participle: decrepitated
Gerund: decrepitating

Imperative
decrepitate
decrepitate
Present
I decrepitate
you decrepitate
he/she/it decrepitates
we decrepitate
you decrepitate
they decrepitate
Preterite
I decrepitated
you decrepitated
he/she/it decrepitated
we decrepitated
you decrepitated
they decrepitated
Present Continuous
I am decrepitating
you are decrepitating
he/she/it is decrepitating
we are decrepitating
you are decrepitating
they are decrepitating
Present Perfect
I have decrepitated
you have decrepitated
he/she/it has decrepitated
we have decrepitated
you have decrepitated
they have decrepitated
Past Continuous
I was decrepitating
you were decrepitating
he/she/it was decrepitating
we were decrepitating
you were decrepitating
they were decrepitating
Past Perfect
I had decrepitated
you had decrepitated
he/she/it had decrepitated
we had decrepitated
you had decrepitated
they had decrepitated
Future
I will decrepitate
you will decrepitate
he/she/it will decrepitate
we will decrepitate
you will decrepitate
they will decrepitate
Future Perfect
I will have decrepitated
you will have decrepitated
he/she/it will have decrepitated
we will have decrepitated
you will have decrepitated
they will have decrepitated
Future Continuous
I will be decrepitating
you will be decrepitating
he/she/it will be decrepitating
we will be decrepitating
you will be decrepitating
they will be decrepitating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decrepitating
you have been decrepitating
he/she/it has been decrepitating
we have been decrepitating
you have been decrepitating
they have been decrepitating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decrepitating
you will have been decrepitating
he/she/it will have been decrepitating
we will have been decrepitating
you will have been decrepitating
they will have been decrepitating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decrepitating
you had been decrepitating
he/she/it had been decrepitating
we had been decrepitating
you had been decrepitating
they had been decrepitating
Conditional
I would decrepitate
you would decrepitate
he/she/it would decrepitate
we would decrepitate
you would decrepitate
they would decrepitate
Past Conditional
I would have decrepitated
you would have decrepitated
he/she/it would have decrepitated
we would have decrepitated
you would have decrepitated
they would have decrepitated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decrepitate - undergo decrepitation and crackle; "The salt decrepitated"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
decrepitate - to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops; "decrepitate salts"
2.decrepitate - to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops; "decrepitate salts"
decrepitate - undergo decrepitation and crackle; "The salt decrepitated"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
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