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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.
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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
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, 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.
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a crackling sound.
See also: Sound
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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"
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n. crepitación, chasquido, crujido;
pleural ______ pleural.
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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.
On examination, he was cachectic and run a fever 38[degrees]C, with bilateral infraclavicular crepitations. A chest CT scan showed diffuse ground-glass opacification, bilateral apical reticulations, and perilymphatic nodules (Fig.
On the ninth day of illness, he became tachycardic (102 beats/min) and tachypneic (30 breaths/min), his blood pressure decreased to 95/60 mmHg, and he developed chest crepitations bilaterally.
Systemic examination was normal except a few crepitations on chest auscultation.
There were crepitations in the proximal tracheal line while coughing.
On gently twisting the leg, holding either side of the wound, there were crepitations, those crackling or grating sounds indicative of a fracture.
Physical examination revealed erythematous tonsils, mild right neck swelling, and crepitations over the lung bases.
Although he had bilateral crepitations on chest auscultation, he maintained oxygen saturation levels of 98% throughout his transfer.
Physical examination revealed jugular venous distension, pedal oedema and bi-basilarchest crepitations on chest auscultation.
Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD's) are characterized by decreased mandibular range of movements, inadequate mouth opening and TMJ sounds such as click, pop, crepitations. TMD's can be classified as masticatory muscle disorders, Temporomandibular joint disorders, chronic mandibular hypomobility disorders and growth disorders.
He developed progressive dyspnea and bilateral lung crepitations. His blood pressure reduced to a nadir of 80/50 mmHg for a brief period.
Chest examination revealed polyphonic rhonchi and scattered bilateral crepitations.