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crepitate

[ krep-i-teyt ]
/ 藞kr蓻p 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), crep路i路tat路ed, crep路i路tat路ing.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.
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Origin of crepitate

First recorded in 1615鈥25 in sense 鈥渢o fart鈥; the modern sense dates from 1850鈥55; from Latin crepit膩tus, past participle of crepit膩re 鈥渢o rattle, rustle, chatter, fart,鈥 frequentative of crep膩re; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM crepitate

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

crepitate
/ (藞kr蓻p瑟藢te瑟t) /

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 crepit膩re
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Medical definitions for crepitate

crepitate
[ kr臅p沫-t膩t鈥 ]

v.
To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.
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