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Definitions of Sprinkle

Pronunciation : Sprin"kle
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. sprenkelen, freq. of sprengen to sprinkle, to scatter, AS. sprengan, properly, to make to spring, causative of springan to spring; akin to D. sprenkelen to sprinkle, G. sprengen. See Spring, v. i., and cf. Sprent.]
Definition : 1. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.

2. To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand.

3. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify. Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. Heb. x. 22.

t. [imp. & p. p. Sprinkled; p. pr. & vb. n. Sprinkling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sprin"kle
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles. And the priest shall . . . sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord. Lev. xiv. 16.

2. To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles.

3. To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sprin"kle
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling.

2. A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler. [Obs.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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