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verb (used with or without object), sparged, sparg·ing.
  1. to scatter or sprinkle.
  1. a sprinkling.

Origin of sparge

First recorded in 1550–60, sparge is from the Latin word spargere to sprinkle, scatter
Related formssparg·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for sparger

Historical Examples

  • The sparger consists of a number of hollow arms radiating from a common centre and pierced by a number of small perforations.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3


British Dictionary definitions for sparger


  1. rare to sprinkle or scatter (something)
Derived Formssparger, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle
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