sparge

[spahrj]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), sparged, sparging.
1.
to scatter or sprinkle.
noun
2.
a sprinkling.

Origin:
1550–60; < Latin spargere to sprinkle, scatter

sparger, noun
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sparge (spɑːdʒ)
 
vb
rare to sprinkle or scatter (something)
 
[C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle]
 
'sparger
 
n

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Example sentences
It was determined that the system was in the slurry hold mode with the steam sparge valve in the automatic position.
Air sparging continues at the remainder of the air sparge points.
Sparge aeration can cleanse the water of fuel hydrocarbons to meet ground water quality stan- dards.
Sparge mixing systems typically employ multiple sparge tube arrays to achieve adequate mixing over the entire vessel.
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