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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sprin·kle v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprinkled p. pr. & vb. n. Sprinkling ]
 1. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sprin·kling n.
 1. The act of one who, or that which, sprinkles.
    Baptism may well enough be performed by sprinkling or effusion of water.   --Ayliffe.
 2. A small quantity falling in distinct drops or particles; as, a sprinkling of rain or snow.
 3. Hence, a moderate number or quantity distributed like separate drops, or as if scattered like drops.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a small number dispersed haphazardly; "the first scatterings
           of green" [syn: scattering]
      2: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others
         nearby [syn: scattering, sprinkle]
      3: the act of sprinkling water in baptism (rare) [syn: aspersion]
      4: the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a
         sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over
         the malt" [syn: sprinkle, sparge]