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sprinkle

 
Noun sprinkle has 2 senses
  1. scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
    --1 is a kind of shower, rain shower
    Derived form: verb sprinkle3
  2. sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge - the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"
    --2 is a kind of watering
    Derived forms: verb sprinkle4, verb sprinkle2
Verb sprinkle has 4 senses
  1. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse - distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
    --1 is one way to discharge
    Derived form: noun sprinkling1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. sprinkle, splash, splosh - cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force; "She splashed the water around her"
    --2 is one way to scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse
    Derived forms: noun sprinkle2, noun sprinkler1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s something with something
  3. sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter - rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
    --3 is one way to rain, rain down
    Derived forms: noun sprinkle1, noun sprinkling2
    Sample sentence:
    It is ----ing
  4. sprinkle, sparge, besprinkle - scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn"
    --4 is one way to wet
    Derived forms: noun sprinkle2, noun sprinkler1, noun sprinkling4
    Sample sentence:
    They sprinkle the bread with melted butter
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