decrepitate

verb de·crep·i·tate \ di-ˈkre-pə-ˌtāt \

Definition of decrepitate

transitive verb
: to roast or calcine (a substance, such as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling stops
intransitive verb
: to become decrepitated

decrepitation

play \-ˌkre-pə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of decrepitate

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


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decrepitate

verb de·crep·i·tate \ di-ˈkrep-ə-ˌtāt \

medical Definition of decrepitate

decrepitated; decrepitating
transitive verb
: to roast or calcine (as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling stops
intransitive verb
: to become decrepitated

decrepitation

play \-ˌkrep-ə-ˈtā-shən\ noun

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