from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To sprinkle.
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- v. to sprinkle with
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To sprinkle over; to scatter over.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To sprinkle over; scatter over: as, to besprinkle with dust.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. scatter with liquid; wet lightly
Probably from Middle English bisprenklen, from bisprengen, from Old English besprengan : be-, be- + sprengan, to sprinkle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)