1. the act of curling or state of being curled
  2. any slight muscular spasm or contraction that gives a creeping sensation
  3. a slight undulation, such as a ripple on the surface of water
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Related Words for crispation

coil, spiral, quirk, kink, wave, twist, whorl, swirl, flourish, crimp, frizz, curlicue, crispation

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crispation in Medicine


  1. A slight involuntary muscular contraction, often producing a crawling sensation of the skin.
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