decrepitate

verb
de·​crep·​i·​tate | \ di-ˈkre-pə-ˌtāt How to pronounce decrepitate (audio) \
decrepitated; decrepitating; decrepitates

Definition of decrepitate

transitive verb

: to roast or calcine (a substance, such as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling stops

Other Words from decrepitate

decrepitation \ di-​ˌkre-​pə-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce decrepitate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of decrepitate

1646, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for decrepitate

probably from New Latin *decrepitatus, past participle of *decrepitare, from Latin de- + crepitare to crackle — more at crepitate

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“Decrepitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decrepitate. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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decrepitate

verb
de·​crep·​i·​tate | \ di-ˈkrep-ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce decrepitate (audio) \
decrepitated; decrepitating

Medical Definition of decrepitate

transitive verb

: to roast or calcine (as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling stops

Other Words from decrepitate

decrepitation \ -​ˌkrep-​ə-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce decrepitate (audio) \ noun

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