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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).
A sprinkle.

[Obsolete French espargier, from Old French, from Latin spargere.]

sparg′er n.
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