decrepitate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To roast or calcine (crystals or salts) until they exude a crackling sound or until crackling stops.
    • To roast or calcine to be able to trigger a crackling noise.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To make a crackling noise when roasted.
    • To crackle, as sodium in roasting.
  • verb:
    • To roast (a salt or mineral) until it prevents crackling in the fire.
    • Of salts and minerals, to crackle whenever heated, suggesting a sudden break down of their particular particles.
    • to roast or calcine to be able to cause to crackle or until crackling stops
    • go through decrepitation and crackle
  • others:
    • To crackle, as sodium whenever roasting.
    • To roast or calcine in a solid heat, to be able to trigger a continual bursting or crackling of material: as, to decrepitate salt.

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