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

  • transitive v. To sprinkle.

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  • v. to sprinkle with

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To sprinkle over; to scatter over.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. scatter with liquid; wet lightly


Probably from Middle English bisprenklen, from bisprengen, from Old English besprengan : be-, be- + sprengan, to sprinkle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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