AskDefine | Define sparge

Dictionary Definition

sparge n : 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]


1 agitate by introducing air or compressed gas; "sparge the water"
2 scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn" [syn: sprinkle, besprinkle]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. To sprinkle or spray
  2. To introduce bubbles into a liquid




Extensive Definition

The term sparging may mean:
sparge in French: Barbotage

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aerosol, asperge, aspergil, aspergillum, atomizer, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, clyster, concentrate sprayer, dabble, damp, dampen, dash, dew, douche, enema, foam, fountain syringe, froth, hose, hose down, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, mist concentrate sprayer, moisten, needle bath, nozzle, paddle, plash, shower, shower bath, shower head, slobber, slop, slosh, sparger, spatter, spindrift, splash, splatter, sponge, spray, spray can, sprayer, sprinkle, sprinkler, sprinkler head, sprinkling system, spume, swash, syringe, water, watercart, watering can, watering pot, wet, wet down
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