decrepitate


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Words related to decrepitate

undergo decrepitation and crackle

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to roast or calcine so as to cause to crackle or until crackling stops

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There is rough, black quartz, full of inclusions, that decrepitates violently on heating; there is Japan-law twinned quartz; there are doubly terminated quartz crystals that have smoky clouds in each tip; there are quartz crystals that have developed to show only three rhombohedral faces on each termination; there are crystals whose tips have etched back to reveal phantoms within; there are odd crystals tha t have grown in multiple parallel orientation in what Looks like wild exuberance, and there are fragile spheroids of radiating, wafer-thin quartz plates locked in matrix.