Crep"i*tate (krp"-tt), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crepitated (-t`td); p. pr. & vb. n. Crepitating (-t`tng).] [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.
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