Origin of crepitate; from past participle of Classical Latin crepitare, frequentative of crepare: see craven
intransitive verbcrep·i·tat·ed, crep·i·tat·ing, crep·i·tates
Origin of crepitateLatin crepitare, crepitat-, to crackle, frequentative of crepare, to creak.
(third-person singular simple present crepitates, present participle crepitating, simple past and past participle crepitated)
- To crackle, to make a crackling sound.
From Latin crepitare (“to creak, rattle, clatter, crackle”), frequentive of crepare (“to creak, rattle, etc., burst or break with a noise, crash”).