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sparge

[spahrj] /spɑrdʒ/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), sparged, sparging.
1.
to scatter or sprinkle.
noun
2.
a sprinkling.
Origin
1550-1560
1550-60; < Latin spargere to sprinkle, scatter
Related forms
sparger, noun
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Examples from the web for sparge
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for sparge

sparge

/spɑːdʒ/
verb
1.
(rare) to sprinkle or scatter (something)
Derived Forms
sparger, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin spargere to sprinkle
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