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Meaning of DECREPITATE

Pronunciation:  di'krepi`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops; of salts
  2. [v]  undergo decrepitation
 

DECREPITATE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 See Also: alter, change

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*crep"i*tate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Decrepitated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decrepitating}.] [Cf. F.
    d['e]cr['e]piter.]
    To roast or calcine so as to cause a crackling noise; as, to
    decrepitate salt.
    
    
  2. \De*crep"i*tate\, v. i.
    To crackle, as salt in roasting.
    
    
 

 

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