decrepitate

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verb de·crep·i·tate \di-ˈkre-pə-ˌtāt\

Definition of decrepitate

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to roast or calcine (as salt) so as to cause crackling or until crackling stops

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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


First Known Use: 1646


Medical Dictionary

decrepitate

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verb de·crep·i·tate \di-ˈkrep-ə-ˌtāt\

Medical Definition of decrepitate

decrepitated

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decrepitating

  1. transitive verb

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

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become decrepitated

decrepitation

\-ˌkrep-ə-ˈtā-shən\play noun

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