crepitate

[ krep-i-teyt ]
/ ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used without object), crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing.

to make a crackling sound; crackle.

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Origin of crepitate

First recorded in 1615–25 in sense “to fart”; the modern sense dates from 1850–55; from Latin crepitātus, past participle of crepitāre “to rattle, rustle, chatter, fart,” frequentative of crepāre; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM crepitate

crep·i·tant, adjectivecrep·i·ta·tion, nounsub·crep·i·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for crepitate

crepitate
/ (ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt) /

verb

(intr) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle

Derived forms of crepitate

crepitant, adjective

Word Origin for crepitate

C17: from Latin crepitāre
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Medical definitions for crepitate

crepitate
[ krĕpĭ-tāt′ ]

v.

To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
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