[ spahrj ]
/ spɑrdʒ /
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verb (used with or without object), sparged, sparg·ing.
to scatter or sprinkle.
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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 spargesparger, noun
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How to use sparge in a sentence
The sparger consists of a number of hollow arms radiating from a common centre and pierced by a number of small perforations.
British Dictionary definitions for sparge
/ (spɑːdʒ) /
rare to sprinkle or scatter (something)
Derived forms of spargesparger, noun
Word Origin for sparge
C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle
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