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3 definitions found
 for spattering
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spatter \Spat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spattered; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Spattering.] [From the root of spit salvia.]
     1. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as
        water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by
        sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor;
        to spatter boots with mud.
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              Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with
              the blood of his people.              --Burke.
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     2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to
        spatter blood. --Pope.
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     3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to
        throw out in a defamatory manner.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spattering
      n 1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering
           explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn:
           spatter, spattering, splatter, splattering,
           sputter, splutter, sputtering]
      2: the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn:
         spatter, spattering, splash, splashing,
         splattering]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "spattering":
     affusion, aspergation, aspersion, attenuation, baptism, bath,
     bathing, beating, bedewing, broadcast, broadcasting, circumfusion,
     clicking, dampening, damping, deluge, dewing, diffraction,
     diffusion, dilution, dispensation, dispersal, dispersion,
     dissemination, dissipation, distribution, divergence, drowning,
     drumming, evaporation, expansion, few, flooding, fluttering,
     fragmentation, handful, hosing, hosing down, humidification,
     immersion, inundation, irrigation, laving, moistening, palpitant,
     peppering, pounding, propagation, publication, radiation, rinsing,
     scattering, scatterment, shotgun pattern, smatter, smattering,
     sowing, sparging, spatter, splashing, splattering, splay,
     spluttering, spraying, spread, spreading, sprinkling, sputtering,
     staccato, strewing, submersion, swashing, throbbing, thrumming,
     thumping, ticking, volatilization, watering, wetting
  
  

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