- the act of curling or state of being curled
- any slight muscular spasm or contraction that gives a creeping sensation
- a slight undulation, such as a ripple on the surface of water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for crispation
Accordingly he had a "crispation of nerves," which obliged him to take a large cut-glass decanter and hit her on the head with it.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
And to-day have been in a crispation of energy and ill-temper, raking my wretched mail together.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
A crispation of interest passed over the congregation; every chin was raised.The Imperialist
(a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
- A slight involuntary muscular contraction, often producing a crawling sensation of the skin.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.