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Spatter Meaning & Definition
Spatter Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Spatter?

[n] the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface
[n] the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire"
[v] dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water"
[v] spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food"
[v] rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick"

Synonyms | Synonyms for Spatter: bespatter | patter | pitter-patter | plash | spattering | spattering | spit | splash | splash | splashing | splatter | splatter | splattering | splattering | splosh | splutter | sprinkle | sputter | sputtering | swash

Related Terms | Find terms related to Spatter:

See Also | blob | blot | disperse | dot | dust | fleck | noise | painting | puddle | rain | rain down | scatter | slosh | slosh around | slush | slush around | spot | sprinkle

Spatter In Webster's Dictionary

\Spat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spattering}.] [From the root of spit salvia.] 1. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor; to spatter boots with mud. Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people. --Burke. 2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood. --Pope. 3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.
\Spat"ter\, v. i. To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner; to sputter. That mind must needs be irrecoverably depraved, which, . . . tasting but once of one just deed, spatters at it, and abhors the relish ever after. --Milton.

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