[krep-i-teyt] /ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt/

verb (used without object), crepitated, crepitating.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.
the act of crepitating
(zoology) the sudden expulsion of an acrid fluid by some beetles as a means of self-defence
another name for crepitus
(intransitive) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle

1650s, noun of action from Latin crepitare “to crackle,” frequentative of crepare “to crack, creak.” In medical use from 1834.

crepitation crep·i·ta·tion (krěp’ĭ-tā’shən)

crepitate crep·i·tate (krěp’ĭ-tāt’)
v. crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates
To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.


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