Crepitate Crep"i*tate (kr?p"?-t?t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Crepitated} (-t?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crepitating} (-t?`t?ng).] [L. crepitatus, p. p. of crepitare to crackle, v. intensive of crepare to crack. Cf. {Crevice}.] To make a series of small, sharp, rapidly repeated explosions or sounds, as salt in fire; to crackle; to snap. [1913 Webster]

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  • crepitate — [krep′ə tāt΄] vi. crepitated, crepitating [< pp. of L crepitare, freq. of crepare: see CRAVEN] to make slight, sharp, repeated crackling sounds; crackle crepitant adj. crepitation n …   English World dictionary

  • crepitate — intransitive verb ( tated; tating) Etymology: Latin crepitatus, past participle of crepitare to crackle, frequentative of crepare to rattle, crack Date: circa 1828 to make a crackling sound ; crackle • crepitation noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crepitate — crepitant, adj. crepitation, n. /krep i tayt /, v.i., crepitated, crepitating. to make a crackling sound; crackle. [1615 25; < L crepitatus, ptp. of crepitare to rattle, rustle, chatter, freq. of crepare; see ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • crepitate — verb To crackle, to make a crackling sound …   Wiktionary

  • crepitate — crep·i·tate krep ə .tāt vi, tat·ed; tat·ing to produce or experience crepitation …   Medical dictionary

  • crepitate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make a series of short, sharp noises: crackle, splutter, sputter. See SOUNDS …   English dictionary for students

  • crepitate — crep·i·tate || krepɪteɪt v. crackle; rattle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crepitate — [ krɛpɪteɪt] verb make a crackling sound. Derivatives crepitant adjective crepitation noun Origin C17 from L. crepitat , crepitare, from crepare to rattle …   English new terms dictionary

  • crepitate — v. n. Crackle, snap, decrepitate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • crepitate — crep·i·tate …   English syllables

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