verb (used with object), de·crep·i·tat·ed, de·crep·i·tat·ing.
verb (used without object), de·crep·i·tat·ed, de·crep·i·tat·ing.
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Origin of decrepitate
OTHER WORDS FROM decrepitatede·crep·i·ta·tion, noun
Words nearby decrepitate
Example sentences from the Web for decrepitate
Placed on burning coals, they decrepitate on drying, and produce a species of explosion or detonation.
Pliny had just reason to add, that nitrum otherwise does not properly decrepitate.
Muffle furnaces are suitable for fine ores which are liable to decrepitate or sinter.