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sparge

[ spahrj ]
/ spɑrdʒ /
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verb (used with or without object), sparged, sparg·ing.
to scatter or sprinkle.
noun
a sprinkling.
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Origin of sparge

First recorded in 1550–60, sparge is from the Latin word spargere to sprinkle, scatter

OTHER WORDS FROM sparge

sparger, noun
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How to use sparge in a sentence

  • The word connects with laceras in the first line of the poem, and with neu cineres sparge, cruente, meos in 48.

British Dictionary definitions for sparge

sparge
/ (spɑːdʒ) /

verb
rare to sprinkle or scatter (something)

Derived forms of sparge

sparger, noun

Word Origin for sparge

C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle
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