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.
Origin of decrepitate
Related formsde·crep·i·ta·tion, noun
Examples from the Web for decrepitation
Moreover, there is no comparison, as to the effects, between the decrepitation of Sea-salt and the fulmination of Gold.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.|Pierre Joseph Macquer
Decrepitation is the crackling of a substance due to the sudden expansion of combined water upon heating.The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis|Frederick Hutton Getman
Whilst heating this sand upon platinum, decrepitation was audible, which indicated the cracking of some of the little pebbles.The Eruption of Vesuvius in 1872|Luigi Palmieri