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splat·ter

 (splăt′ər)
v. splat·tered, splat·ter·ing, splat·ters
v.tr.
1. To spatter (a surface or object), especially to soil with splashes of liquid.
2. To cause (a liquid) to fall on a surface or object.
v.intr.
To spatter, especially to fall or strike something so as to cause splashes.
n.
A splash of liquid.
adj.
Characterized by gory violence: splatter films.

[Perhaps blend of splash and spatter.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.splattering - the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosivelysplattering - the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.splattering - the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surfacesplattering - the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
painting - the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"
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