[ krep-i-teyt ]
/ ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crepitate


/ (ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt) /


(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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Medicine definitions for crepitate


[ krĕpĭ-tāt′ ]


To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
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