decrepitation


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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.
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Noun1.decrepitation - the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
crackle, crepitation, crackling - the sharp sound of snapping noises
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