- to make a crackling sound; crackle.
Origin of crepitate
Examples from the Web for crepitant
Historical Examples of crepitant
They looked solemnly into the crepitant blaze of the new fire.The Judge
Valeria's head was turned round again, and she heard a crepitant sound as if her hair were being cut.The Devourers
Annie Vivanti Chartres
The crash no longer rolled afar, but cracked close to the ear, hard, crepitant.The House with the Green Shutters
George Douglas Brown
On examining the chest with the stethoscope, the crepitant ronchus was heard in the upper part of each lung.
The upper lobe was crepitant, though infiltrated with carbon into the interlobular cellular tissue.
- (intr) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle
Word Origin for crepitate
- Relating to or characterized by crepitation.
- To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.