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.

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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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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