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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify. [1913 Webster]

Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. --Heb. x. 22. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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