What is a crepitation?

What is a crepitation? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. The act of crepitating or crackling.
  2. A grating or crackling sensation or sound, as that produced by rubbing two fragments of a broken bone together, or by pressing upon cellular tissue containing air.
  3. A crepitant rale.
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The manipulations for the discovery of crepitation always cause much pain.
As the light faded, a man came strutting across the car park, crunching glass underfoot in a crepitation of aggression.
This is crepitation, or the peculiar effect which is produced by the friction of the fractured surfaces one against another.
Furthermore, a physical examination revealed swelling, increased heat, erythema, and crepitation in the right shoulder as well as pain and swelling in the right elbow joint.
There will also be swelling, with difficulty of locomotion, and crepitation will be easy of detection.
There is abnormal mobility of the bones of the knee, but crepitation is usually absent.

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