crepitate

[ krep-i-teyt ]
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verb (used without object),crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing.
  1. to make a crackling sound; crackle.

Origin of crepitate

1
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, adjective
  • crep·i·ta·tion, noun
  • sub·crep·i·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for crepitate

crepitate

/ (ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt) /


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

Origin of crepitate

1
C17: from Latin crepitāre

Derived forms of crepitate

  • crepitant, adjective

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