|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 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.
crepitation crep·i·ta·tion (krěp'ĭ-tā'shən)
A rattling or crackling sound like that made by rubbing hair between the fingers close to the ear.
The noise produced by rubbing bone or irregular cartilage surfaces together, as in arthritis.