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decrepitation


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decrepitation  \De*crep`i*ta"tion\,  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  d['e]cr['e]pitation.] 
  The  act  of  decrepitating;  a  crackling  noise,  such  as  salt 
  makes  when  roasting. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  decrepitation 
  n  :  the  crackling  or  breaking  up  of  certain  crystals  when  they 
  are  heated 




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