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

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crepitating — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /ˈkrɛpəteɪt/ (say krepuhtayt) verb (i) (crepitated, crepitating) to make a crackling sound; crackle; rattle. {Latin crepitātus, past participle} –crepitation, noun –crepitant, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

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