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

 sprin·kle /ˈsprɪŋkəl/

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·kle, 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sprin·kle, n.
 1. A small quantity scattered, or sparsely distributed; a sprinkling.
 2. A utensil for sprinkling; a sprinkler. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a light shower that falls in some locations and not others
           nearby [syn: scattering, sprinkling]
      2: the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a
         sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over
         the malt" [syn: sprinkling, sparge]
      v 1: distribute loosely; "He scattered gun powder under the
           wagon" [syn: scatter, dot, dust, disperse]
      2: cause (a liquid) to spatter about, especially with force;
         "She splashed the water around her" [syn: splash, splosh]
      3: rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are
         slick" [syn: spit, spatter, patter, pitter-patter]
      4: scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn" [syn:
         sparge, besprinkle]