Used in the form ‘crepitation’.

crep·i·tate /ˈkrɛpɪˌteɪt/

–verb (used without object), –tat·ed, –tat·ing.
to make a crackling sound; crackle.

[Origin: 1615–25; < L crepitātus, ptp. of crepitāre to rattle, rustle, chatter, freq. of crepāre; see -ate1]

—Related forms
crep·i·tant, adjective
crep·i·ta·tion, noun 

Source: Dictionary.com.

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