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Definition 1: the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for sprinkling in the sense of this definition

(sprinkling is a kind of ...) a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth

"most churches baptize infants but some insist on adult baptism"

Definition 2: the act of sprinkling or splashing water - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sprinkling 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 sprinkling in the sense of this definition

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

"the lawn needs a great deal of watering"

Definition 3: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for sprinkling in the sense of this definition

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

"the game was interrupted by a brief shower"

Definition 4: a small number (of something) dispersed haphazardly - [noun denoting quantity]

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

  • the first scatterings of green
  • a sprinkling of grey at his temples

Synonyms for sprinkling in the sense of this definition

(sprinkling is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

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