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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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crepitation, 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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Physical examination revealed drowsiness, a body temperature of 37.8 [degrees]C, pulse rate of 79/min, arterial blood pressure of 118/84 mmHg, glasgow coma score (GCS) of 11, respiratory rate of 32/min, oxygen saturation rate of 80-85%, and bilateral crepitant rales.
On physical examination, auscultation revealed bilateral basal crepitant rales and slightly prolonged expiration.
Respiratory system examination revealed bilateral crepitant rales.
The emphysema lesions on lung can be examined grossly by appreciating pale, enlarged greyish-yellow, pearl like shiny, puffy, and crepitant feel upon observation and palpation of the lung [14, 17].
The physical examination determined a body temperature of 39[degrees]C, tachypnoea, subcostal retraction, crepitant rales on auscultation of the lungs and anasarca-type oedema.
The subcutaneous swelling was non painful, soft, easily indented, mobile and crepitant. Careful examination of site of bite wound in neck region revealed air passage with sound of distress, especially during expiration.
* The doctor describes "rales," which can be "dry or moist" and "sibilant or crepitant." What do you think rales are?
The meat deposited into the pan a moment later, the melted fat crepitant against the cool steaks, small flecks of oil seething and rocketing upward along their edges.
Cet etalage oE s'allument les etincelles crepitant, jetant tout autour des flots de lumiere dans une semi obscurite enveloppante, d'eclairage et de temoignages sur cette richesse, et ravivant des lueurs de souvenirs sur ce florissant et ancestral passe, devoile une multitude d'expressions, differentes facettes declinees en une sorte d'expositions dans l'exposition avec seul leitmotiv [beaucoup moins que]l'art de faire partager[beaucoup plus grand que].
"A quoi bon peut bien servir le Senat?" a-t-il demande, debout devant le feu crepitant de la cheminee, une tasse de the a la main, pendant qu'il en versait le contenu dans sa soucoupe.