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 for sprinkle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprinkle \Sprin"kle\, n.
     1. A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a
        sprinkling.
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     2. A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprinkle \Sprin"kle\ (spr[i^][ng]"k'l), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Sprinkled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Sprinkling
     (-kl[i^]ng).] [OE. sprenkelen, freq. of sprengen to sprinkle,
     to scatter, AS. sprengan, properly, to make to spring,
     causative of springan to spring; akin to D. sprenkelen to
     sprinkle, G. sprengen. See Spring, v. i., and cf.
     Sprent.]
     1. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed,
        etc.
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     2. To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops
        or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth
        with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand.
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     3. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small
        quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
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              Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
                                                    --Heb. x. 22.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprinkle \Sprin"kle\, v. i.
     1. To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may
        fall in particles.
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              And the priest shall . . . sprinkle of the oil with
              his finger seven times before the Lord. --Lev. xiv.
                                                    16.
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     2. To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now
        and then; as, it sprinkles.
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     3. To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sprinkle
      n 1: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others
           nearby [syn: scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling]
      2: the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a
         sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the
         malt" [syn: sprinkle, sprinkling, sparge]
      v 1: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the
           wagon" [syn: scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust,
           disperse]
      2: cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force;
         "She splashed the water around her" [syn: sprinkle,
         splash, splosh]
      3: rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"
         [syn: sprinkle, spit, spatter, patter, pitter-
         patter]
      4: scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn" [syn:
         sprinkle, sparge, besprinkle]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  122 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprinkle":
     Scotch mist, asperge, asperse, band, baptize, bar, bedew,
     bespangle, bespatter, bespeckle, bespot, besprinkle, blood rain,
     blotch, bread, check, checker, christen, crumb, dabble, damp,
     dampen, dapple, dash, dew, dip, dot, douche, dredge, drizzle, drum,
     dust, evening mist, fall, flake, fleck, flour, flurry, foam,
     freckle, froth, gout of rain, harlequin, hose, hose down, humect,
     humectate, humidify, immerse, iris, irrigate, maculate, marble,
     marbleize, mist, misty rain, mizzle, moisten, moisture, motley,
     mottle, paddle, patter, pelt, pepper, pimple, pitter-patter, plash,
     polychrome, polychromize, pour, pour with rain, powder,
     precipitate, precipitation, rain, rain tadpoles, rainbow, raindrop,
     rainfall, rainwater, scatter, shake, sheet of rain, shower,
     shower down, slobber, slop, slosh, spangle, sparge, spatter, speck,
     speckle, spindrift, spit, splash, splatter, splotch, sponge, spot,
     spray, spume, stigmatize, stipple, streak, stream, strew, striate,
     stripe, stud, swash, syringe, tattoo, tessellate,
     unfrozen hydrometeor, variegate, vein, water, weep, wet,
     wet down
  
  

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