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v. de·crep·i·tat·ed, de·crep·i·tat·ing, de·crep·i·tates
To roast or calcine (crystals or salts) until they emit a crackling sound or stop crackling.
To make a crackling sound when roasted.
[New Latin dēcrepitāre, dēcrepitāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin crepitāre, to crackle, frequentative of crepāre, to burst, crack.]
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]
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]
Past participle: decrepitated
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|Verb||1.||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"