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Definition 1: the act of sprinkling or splashing water - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sprinkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
  • a sparge of warm water over the malt

Synonyms for sprinkle in the sense of this definition

(sprinkle is a kind of ...) wetting with water

"the lawn needs a great deal of watering"

Definition 2: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for sprinkle in the sense of this definition

(sprinkle is a kind of ...) a brief period of precipitation

"the game was interrupted by a brief shower"

Definition 3: scatter with liquid; wet lightly - [verb of change]

Samples where sprinkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sprinkle the lawn

Synonyms for sprinkle in the sense of this definition

(sprinkle is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

Definition 4: cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force - [verb of contact]

Samples where sprinkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She splashed the water around her

Synonyms for sprinkle in the sense of this definition

(sprinkle is a kind of ...) distribute loosely

"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) sprinkle as if with salt

"the rebels had salted the fields with mines and traps"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) moisten with fine drops

"drizzle the meat with melted butter"

Definition 5: distribute loosely - [verb of contact]

Samples where sprinkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He scattered gun powder under the wagon

Synonyms for sprinkle in the sense of this definition

(sprinkle is a kind of ...) pour forth or release

"discharge liquids"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) scatter in a mass or jet of droplets

"spray water on someone" "spray paint on the wall"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) be discharged in sprays of liquid

"Water sprayed all over the floor"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) dash a liquid upon or against

"The mother splashed the baby's face with water"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force

"She splashed the water around her"

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) dot or sprinkle with sparkling or glittering objects

(... is a kind of sprinkle ) disperse as an aerosol

"The bacteria suspension was aerosolized"

Definition 6: rain gently - [verb of weather]

Samples where sprinkle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick

Synonyms for sprinkle in the sense of this definition

(sprinkle is a kind of ...) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

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