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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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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.
Subcutaneous emphysema of the neck, face, or trunk with palpable crepitation suggests the presence of pneumomediastinum,[5] decompression of the mediastinal space, and often a more favorable prognosis.
Physical Sign Physical Sign Number of Cases Percentage (%) Pallor 57 47.50 Icterus 52 43.33 Dehydration 28 23.30 Hypotension 17 14.16 Oedema 19 15.83 Hepatomegaly 52 43.33 Splenomegaly 81 67.50 Basal Crepitation 16 13.33 Acidotic Breathing 25 20.83 Table 3.
Clicking or crepitation sounds from the TMJ as well as reduced mobility of the joints may occur [3].
Auscultation of the chest revealed fine crepitation on both sides of the middle and lower zones on the back of chest.
Auscultation of the chest revealed poor air entry in lungs and scattered crepitation. Heart auscultation was normal and there were no signs of cardiac tamponade.
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.
The affected knee should be palpated to assess for crepitation or sources of pain.
Acute LVF: systolic blood pressure less than 100 mm of Hg and heart rate more than 100/minute with bilateral crepitation's on auscultation.
Physical examination revealed crepitation and pain on palpation of right elbow.
The crepitation palpable in the neck is practically pathognomonic, and the appearance of cervical emphysema during labor is the hallmark of pneumomediastinum.