crepitant

adjective

crep·​i·​tant ˈkre-pə-tənt How to pronounce crepitant (audio)
: having or making a crackling sound
crepitant sounds in breathing

Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crepitant was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Crepitant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepitant. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

crepitant

adjective
crep·​i·​tant ˈkrep-ət-ənt How to pronounce crepitant (audio)
: having or making a crackling sound
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