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

 spat·ter /ˈspætɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spat·ter, v. i. To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner; to sputter.
    That mind must needs be irrecoverably depraved, which, . . . tasting but once of one just deed, spatters at it, and abhors the relish ever after.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Spat·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spattered p. pr. & vb. n. Spattering.]
 1. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud.
    Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people.   --Burke.
 2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood.
 3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
           "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn: spattering, splatter,
            splattering, sputter, splutter, sputtering]
      2: the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn:
          spattering, splash, splashing, splattering]
      v 1: dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the
           baby's face with water" [syn: splatter, plash, splash,
            splosh, swash]
      2: rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are
         slick" [syn: sprinkle, spit, patter, pitter-patter]
      3: spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with
         food" [syn: bespatter]