follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

crepitate

[krep-i-teyt] /ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used without object), crepitated, crepitating.
1.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin crepitātus, past participle of crepitāre to rattle, rustle, chatter, frequentative of crepāre; see -ate1
Related forms
crepitant, adjective
crepitation, noun
subcrepitation, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for crepitant

crepitate

/ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to make a rattling or crackling sound; rattle or crackle
Derived Forms
crepitant, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin crepitāre
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
crepitant in Medicine

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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for crepitate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for crepitant

0
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for crepitant