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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Definitions for crepitate

  1. To make a crackling sound; crackle.

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Citations for crepitate
The lampwicks crepitate; their flames are about to go out, long mosquitoes flit in rapid circlings about them. Gustave Flaubert, The Temptation of Saint Anthony
This horrible talk, however, evidently possessed a potent magic for my friend; and his imagination, checked for a while by the influence of his kinsman, began to ferment and crepitate. Henry James, Stories Revived
Origin of crepitate
1615-1625
Crepitate is from the Latin crepitare which meant “to rustle or chatter.”