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crepitation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crepitation  \Crep`i*ta"tion\  (kr?p`?-t?"sh?n),  n.  [Cf.  F. 
  cr['e]pitation.] 
  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  r[^a]le. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crepitation 
  n  :  the  sharp  sound  of  snapping  noises  [syn:  {crackle},  {crackling}] 




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