Definition of Decrepitate

1. Verb. Undergo decrepitation and crackle. "The salt decrepitated"

Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Decrepitation



2. Verb. To roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops. "Decrepitate salts"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Derivative terms: Decrepitation

Definition of Decrepitate

1. v. t. To roast or calcine so as to cause a crackling noise; as, to decrepitate salt.

2. v. i. To crackle, as salt in roasting.

Definition of Decrepitate

1. Verb. (transitive) To roast (a salt or mineral) until it stops crackling in the fire. ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) Of salts and minerals, to crackle when heated, indicating a sudden breakdown of their particles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decrepitate

1. [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Decrepitate

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decremental
decremental conduction
decrementation
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decrementing
decrements
decreolization
decreolizations
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decreolized
decreolizes
decreolizing
decrepid
decrepit
decrepitate (current term)
decrepitated
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decrescendi
decrescendo

Literary usage of Decrepitate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American homoeopathic pharmacopoeia by Joseph T. O'Connor (1883)
"The crystals decrepitate strongly when heated. Tests.—-A solution of potassium sulphate should be unaffected by treatment with hydrogen sulphide or ammonium ..."

2. The American Homœopathic Pharmacopœia (1904)
"The crystals decrepitate strongly when heated. Tests.—A solution of potassium sulphate should be unaffected by treatment with hydrogen sulphide or ammonium ..."

3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"decrepitate (de-krep'i-tat), ! ... see decrepitate.] The act of snapping or bursting with a crackling noise on being heated, or the crackling noise, ..."

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