Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[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.


Read Also:

  • Crepitus

    /ˈkrɛpɪtəs/ noun 1. a crackling chest sound heard in pneumonia and other lung diseases 2. the grating sound of two ends of a broken bone rubbing together n. c.1810, from Latin crepitus “a rattling, creaking;” another word for crepitation, which is from the same root. crepitus crep·i·tus (krěp’ĭ-təs) n.

  • Crepon

    [krey-pon] /ˈkreɪ pɒn/ noun 1. a heavyweight crepe fabric.

  • Creps

    /krɛps/ plural noun 1. an informal name for training shoes

  • Crept

    [krept] /krɛpt/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . [kreep] /krip/ verb (used without object), crept, creeping. 1. to move slowly with the body close to the ground, as a reptile or an insect, or a person on hands and knees. 2. to approach slowly, imperceptibly, or stealthily (often followed by up): […]

Disclaimer: Crepitation definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.