besprinkle

[ bih-spring-kuh l ]
/ bɪˈsprɪŋ kəl /

verb (used with object), be·sprin·kled, be·sprin·kling.

to sprinkle (something) all over, as with water or a powder.

Nearby words

  1. bespectacled,
  2. bespoke,
  3. bespoken,
  4. bespread,
  5. besprent,
  6. bess,
  7. bessarabia,
  8. bessel,
  9. bessel function,
  10. bessel method

Origin of besprinkle

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at be-, sprinkle

Related formsun·be·sprin·kled, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for besprinkle

besprinkle

/ (bɪˈsprɪŋkəl) /

verb

(tr) to sprinkle all over with liquid, powder, etc
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Word Origin and History for besprinkle

besprinkle

v.

mid-15c., from be- + sprinkle (v.). Related: Besprinkled; besprinkling.

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