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de•crep•i•tate



Pronunciation: (di-krep'i-tāt"), [key]
v., -tat•ed, -tat•ing.


v.t.
to roast or calcine (salt, minerals, etc.) so as to cause crackling or until crackling ceases.

v.i.
to break up when exposed to heat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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