Crep`i*ta"tion (kr?p`?-t?"sh?n), n. [Cf. F. cr'epitation.]
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.
A crepitant rale.
© Webster 1913.