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tr.v. sparged, sparg·ing, sparg·es
1. To spray or sprinkle.
2. To run additional water through (a partly or completely drained mash) to extract more fermentable sugars.
3. To introduce air or gas into (a liquid).
[Obsolete French espargier, from Old French, from Latin spargere.]
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rare to sprinkle or scatter (something)
[C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle]
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v. sparged, sparg•ing,
n. v.t., v.i.
1. to scatter or sprinkle.n.
2. a sprinkling.
[1550–60; < Latin spargere]
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Past participle: sparged
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|Noun||1.||sparge - the act of sprinkling or splashing water; "baptized with a sprinkling of holy water"; "a sparge of warm water over the malt"|
watering - wetting with water; "the lawn needs a great deal of watering"
|Verb||1.||sparge - agitate by introducing air or compressed gas; "sparge the water"|
|2.||sparge - scatter with liquid; wet lightly; "Sprinkle the lawn"|
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
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