Definition of crepitation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

crepitation

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌkrepɪˈteɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrepɪˈteɪʃn//
 
 
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a series of short sharp sounds, for example like those made by something burning in a fire Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French crépitation or Latin crepitatio(n-), from the verb crepitare, from crepare ‘to rattle’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: crepitation