Crep`i*ta"tion (kr?p`?-t?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F. cr'epitation.]

1.

The act of crepitating or crackling.

2. Med. (a)

A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue containing air.

(b)

A crepitant rale.

 

© Webster 1913.

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