Sprinkle

Definition of Sprinkle

Sprin´kle   Pronunciation: sprĭņ´k'l
v. t.1.To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
[imp. & p. p. Sprinkled (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Sprinkling (-klĭng).]
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.
3.To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify.
Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience.
- Heb. x. 22.
v. i.1.To scatter a liquid, or any fine substance, so that it may fall in particles.
And the priest shall . . . sprinkle of the oil with his finger seven times before the Lord.
- Lev. xiv. 16.
2.To rain moderately, or with scattered drops falling now and then; as, it sprinkles.
3.To fly or be scattered in small drops or particles.
n.1.A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling.
2.A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler.

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