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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Having or making a crackling sound.

Usage examples (17)
  • The upper lobe was crepitant, though infiltrated with carbon into the interlobular cellular tissue.
  • On examining the chest with the stethoscope, the crepitant ronchus was heard in the upper part of each lung.
  • The middle lobe was crepitant, though soaked with black fluid; several impacted lobules were scattered throughout its substance.
  •   The crepitant woods of the Deep South were foreboding enough in daylight, the Spanish moss stringing down from the oaks like the disemboweled spirits of ghosts. for more
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