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Related to crepitation: osteorrhaphy, paradoxical motion


intr.v. crep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates
To make a crackling or popping sound; crackle.

[Latin crepitāre, crepitāt-, to crackle, frequentative of crepāre, to creak.]

crep′i·tant (-tənt) adj.
crep′i·ta′tion n.


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


, crepitate, crepitant - Crepitation is the sounds of Rice Krispies cereal (snap, crackle, pop); crepitate or crepitant is "making a crackling sound."
See also related terms for snap.


a crackling sound.
See also: Sound
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crepitation - the sharp sound of snapping noises
decrepitation - the crackling or breaking up of certain crystals when they are heated
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"


n. crepitación, chasquido, crujido;
pleural ______ pleural.
References in classic literature ?
Two or three students listened again to recognise the murmur or the crepitation which the physician described, and then the man was told to put on his clothes.
In addition, non-specific abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of conscious, shock, costovertebral angle tenderness, dysuria, local crepitation and pneumaturia are also seen.
There may be loss of wrist range of motion with possible crepitation.
Fever, crepitation, and wheezing were observed in patients CU70 and CU134.
Physical findings, like crepitation, joint tenderness, deficiency in range of motion, deformities, Heberden and/or Bouchard nodules, and first carpometacarpal (CMC) joint involvement, were all noted.
Localized pain, inflammation, crepitation, gas production, disproportionate tachycardia, discolored edematous skin, and features of systemic toxicity are features that raise clinical suspicion (9).
As the light faded, a man came strutting across the car park, crunching glass underfoot in a crepitation of aggression.
28) This quietly omnipresent noisiness which crosses borders between states is a crepitation, a cloud of sonic abrasions, a persistent sifting of matter, an atomisation of difference between subjects and objects.