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de·crep·i·tate  audio  (d-krp-tt) KEY 

VERB:
de·crep·i·tat·ed, de·crep·i·tat·ing, de·crep·i·tates
VERB:
tr.
To roast or calcine (crystals or salts) until they emit a crackling sound or until crackling stops.
VERB:
intr.
To make a crackling sound when roasted.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin dcrepitre, dcrepitt- : Latin d-, de- + Latin crepitre, to crackle, frequentative of crepre, to burst, crack

OTHER FORMS:
de·crepi·tation(Noun)


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