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  • verb Present participle of sputter.
  • noun A noise that sputters.
  • noun The ejection of atoms from the surface of a solid or liquid following bombardment with ions, atoms or molecules; used to prepare a thin layer of material on an object.

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  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively


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  • "Oh fuck, I left my car keys in the sputtering machine!"

    "Will you please stop to sputter all over the fucking place!"

    "Oh, you are a damn sputter!"

    July 3, 2009