crepitate

[krep-i-teyt]
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verb (used without object), crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing.

to make a crackling sound; crackle.

Origin of crepitate

1615–25; < Latin crepitātus, past participle of crepitāre to rattle, rustle, chatter, frequentative of crepāre; see -ate1
Related formscrep·i·tant, adjectivecrep·i·ta·tion, nounsub·crep·i·ta·tion, noun
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crepitate

verb

(intr) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle
Derived Formscrepitant, adjective

Word Origin for crepitate

C17: from Latin crepitāre
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crepitant in Medicine

crepitant

[krĕpĭ-tənt]

adj.

Relating to or characterized by crepitation.

crepitate

[krĕpĭ-tāt′]

v.

To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
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