decrepitation definition

  • noun:
    • The shattering of nutrients because of the action of heat, particularly when followed by a crackling noise
    • The act of decrepitating; a crackling noise, particularly salt tends to make whenever roasting.
    • The work of snapping or bursting with a crackling noise on being heated, or even the crackling sound, associated the flying asunder of the parts, created by various salts and minerals whenever heated.
    • the crackling or separating of certain crystals if they are heated

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