verb (used without object), crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing.
Origin of crepitate
Examples from the Web for crepitation
Crepitation, and in some cases fissures, may be easily detected.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
There is abnormal mobility of the bones of the knee, but crepitation is usually absent.
Crepitation may in some cases be discerned by rectal examination, with one hand resting over the coxo-femoral (hip) articulation.
Crepitation of the bones may serve to further establish the break in continuity of the bones.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
He even told me naively that he heard a grinding (crepitation) in a broken bone, which he regarded as a miraculous cure!The Sexual Question|August Forel
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Word Origin for crepitate
Word Origin and History for crepitation
1650s, noun of action from Latin crepitare "to crackle," frequentative of crepare "to crack, creak." In medical use from 1834.