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crepitate

[krep-i-teyt] /ˈkrɛp ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used without object), crepitated, crepitating.
1.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.
Origin of crepitate
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
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  • crepitation, and in some cases fissures, may be easily detected.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • This is crepitation, or the peculiar effect which is produced by the friction of the fractured surfaces one against another.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • There will also be swelling, with difficulty of locomotion, and crepitation will be easy of detection.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Abnormal mobility and crepitation are difficult of detection, even when present, and they are not always present.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • crepitation of the bones may serve to further establish the break in continuity of the bones.

    Scurvy Past and Present Alfred Fabian Hess
  • crepitation may in some cases be discerned by rectal examination, with one hand resting over the coxo-femoral (hip) articulation.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • crepitation is readily detected and frequently these fractures are of the compound-comminuted variety.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • crepitation is absent, because the hip muscles draw away the upper part of the bone.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • Torpedoes are tied to their tails; fire-crackers surround them with circles of crepitation and flame.

  • He even told me naively that he heard a grinding (crepitation) in a broken bone, which he regarded as a miraculous cure!

    The Sexual Question August Forel
British Dictionary definitions for crepitation

crepitation

/ˌkrɛpɪˈteɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of crepitating
2.
(zoology) the sudden expulsion of an acrid fluid by some beetles as a means of self-defence
3.
another name for crepitus

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
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Word Origin and History for crepitation
n.

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

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crepitation in Medicine

crepitation crep·i·ta·tion (krěp'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.

  1. A rattling or crackling sound like that made by rubbing hair between the fingers close to the ear.

  2. The sensation felt on placing the hand over the seat of a fracture when the broken ends of the bone are moved, or over tissue in which gas gangrene is present.

  3. The noise produced by rubbing bone or irregular cartilage surfaces together, as in arthritis.

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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