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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sprinkle  \Sprin"kle\,  n. 
  1.  A  small  quantity  scattered,  or  sparsely  distributed;  a 
  sprinkling. 
 
  2.  A  utensil  for  sprinkling;  a  sprinkler.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sprinkle  \Sprin"kle\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sprinkled};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Sprinkling}.]  [OE.  sprenkelen  freq.  of  sprengen  to 
  sprinkle,  to  scatter,  AS  sprengan  properly,  to  make  to 
  spring,  causative  of  springan  to  spring;  akin  to  D. 
  sprenkelen  to  sprinkle,  G.  sprengen.  See  {Spring},  v.  i.,  and 
  cf  {Sprent}.] 
  1.  To  scatter  in  small  drops  or  particles,  as  water,  seed, 
  etc 
 
  2.  To  scatter  on  to  disperse  something  over  in  small  drops 
  or  particles;  to  besprinkle;  as  to  sprinkle  the  earth 
  with  water;  to  sprinkle  a  floor  with  sand. 
 
  3.  To  baptize  by  the  application  of  a  few  drops,  or  a  small 
  quantity,  of  water;  hence  to  cleanse;  to  purify. 
 
  Having  our  hearts  sprinkled  from  an  evil  conscience. 
  --Heb.  x.  22. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sprinkle  \Sprin"kle\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  scatter  a  liquid,  or  any  fine  substance,  so  that  it  may 
  fall  in  particles. 
 
  And  the  priest  shall  .  .  .  sprinkle  of  the  oil  with 
  his  finger  seven  times  before  the  Lord.  --Lev.  xiv. 
  16. 
 
  2.  To  rain  moderately,  or  with  scattered  drops  falling  now 
  and  then;  as  it  sprinkles. 
 
  3.  To  fly  or  be  scattered  in  small  drops  or  particles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sprinkle 
  n  1:  a  light  shower  that  falls  in  some  locations  and  not  others 
  nearby  [syn:  {scattering},  {sprinkling}] 
  2:  watering  with  a  sprinkler  [syn:  {sprinkling}] 
  v  1:  distribute  loosely;  "He  scattered  gun  powder  under  the 
  wagon."  [syn:  {scatter},  {dot},  {dust},  {disperse}] 
  2:  cause  (a  liquid)  to  spatter  about  esp.  with  force;  "She 
  splashed  the  water  around  her"  [syn:  {splash},  {splosh}] 
  3:  rain  gently  [syn:  {spit},  {spatter},  {patter},  {pitter-patter}] 
  4:  scatter  with  liquid;  wet  lightly;  "Sprinkle  the  lawn"  [syn: 
  {besprinkle}] 




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