Decrepitate Definition

decrepitate, decrepitates
To crackle when exposed to heat.
Webster's New World
To roast or calcine (salts, minerals, etc.) until a crackling sound is caused or until this sound stops.
Webster's New World
To make a crackling sound when roasted.
American Heritage

Origin of Decrepitate

  • New Latin dēcrepitāre dēcrepitāt- Latin dē- de- Latin crepitāre to crackle frequentative of crepāre to burst, crack

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From mediaeval Latin decrepitare, from Latin de- + crepitare.

    From Wiktionary

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to decrepitate using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With