verb (used with or without object), sparged, sparg·ing.

to scatter or sprinkle.


a sprinkling.

Origin of sparge

First recorded in 1550–60, sparge is from the Latin word spargere to sprinkle, scatter
Related formssparg·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sparge



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

Word Origin for sparge

C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle
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