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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Definitions for crepitate

  1. To make a crackling sound; crackle.

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Citations for crepitate
The lampwicks crepitate; their flames are about to go out, long mosquitoes flit in rapid circlings about them. Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of Saint Anthony
This horrible talk, however, evidently possessed a potent magic for my friend; and his imagination, checked for a while by the influence of his kinsman, began to ferment and crepitate. Henry James, Stories Revived
Origin of crepitate
Crepitate is from the Latin crepitare which meant “to rustle or chatter.”