crepitant

crepitate

[krep-i-teyt]
verb (used without object), crepitated, crepitating.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.

Origin:
1615–25; < Latin crepitātus, past participle of crepitāre to rattle, rustle, chatter, frequentative of crepāre; see -ate1

crepitant, adjective
crepitation, noun
subcrepitation, noun
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crepitate (ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt)
 
vb
(intr) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle
 
[C17: from Latin crepitāre]
 
'crepitant
 
adj

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crepitant crep·i·tant (krěp'ĭ-tənt)
adj.
Relating to or characterized by crepitation.

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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