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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To sprinkle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To sprinkle over; scatter over: as, to besprinkle with dust.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To sprinkle over; to scatter over.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic to sprinkle with

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb scatter with liquid; wet lightly

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably from Middle English bisprenklen, from bisprengen, from Old English besprengan : be-, be- + sprengan, to sprinkle.]

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