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    sprinkle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sprinkle

    Definition
    (noun) a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    Synonyms : scattering , sprinkling
    Definition
    (noun) the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    Synonyms : sparge , sprinkling
    Example Sentence
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
    Definition
    (verb) distribute loosely
    Synonyms : disperse , dot , dust , scatter
    Example Sentence
    • He scattered gun powder under the wagon
    Definition
    (verb) cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force
    Synonyms : splash , splosh
    Example Sentence
    • She splashed the water around her
    Definition
    (verb) rain gently
    Synonyms : patter , pitter-patter , spatter , spit
    Example Sentence
    • It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick
    Definition
    (verb) scatter with liquid; wet lightly
    Synonyms : besprinkle , sparge
    Example Sentence
    • Sprinkle the lawn
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