Definition for SPRINK'LE

SPRINK'LE, v.t. [Sax. sprengan; D. sprenkelen, sprengen; G. sprengen; Dan. sprinkler; Ir. spreighim. The L. spargo may be the same word with the letters transposed, n being casual. Class Brg.]

  1. To scatter; to disperse; as a liquid or a dry substance composed of fine separable particles; as, Moses sprinkled handfuls of ashes toward heaven. – Exod. ix.
  2. To scatter on; to disperse on in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; sprinkle a floor with sand; to sprinkle paper with iron filings.
  3. To wash; to cleanse; to purify. Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. – Heb. x.

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