Cris*pa"tion (kr?s-p?"sh?n), n. [CF. F. crispation.]


The act or process of curling, or the state of being curled.



A very slight convulsive or spasmodic contraction of certain muscles, external or internal.

Few men can look down from a great height without creepings and crispations. O. W. Holmes.


© Webster 1913.

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