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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crepitate \Crep"i*tate\ (kr?p"?-t?t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crepitated (-t?`t?d); p. pr. & vb. n. Crepitating (-t?`t?ng).] [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. [1913 Webster]