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spatter

[spat-er]
verb (used with object)
1.
to scatter or dash in small particles or drops: The dog spattered mud on everyone when he shook himself.
2.
to splash with something in small particles: to spatter the ground with water.
3.
to sprinkle or spot with something that soils or stains.
verb (used without object)
4.
to send out small particles or drops, as falling water: rain spattering on a tin roof.
5.
to strike a surface in or as in a shower, as bullets.
noun
6.
the act or the sound of spattering: the spatter of rain on a roof.
7.
a splash or spot of something spattered.

Origin:
1575–85; perhaps < Dutch spatt(en) to splash + -er6; compare Dutch spatterig literally, spattery

spatteringly, adverb
unspattered, adjective
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spatter (ˈspætə)
 
vb
1.  to scatter or splash (a substance, esp a liquid) or (of a substance) to splash (something) in scattered drops: to spatter mud on the car; mud spattered in her face
2.  (tr) to sprinkle, cover, or spot (with a liquid)
3.  (tr) to slander or defame
4.  (intr) to shower or rain down: bullets spattered around them
 
n
5.  the sound of something spattering
6.  something spattered, such as a spot or splash
7.  the act or an instance of spattering
 
[C16: of imitative origin; related to Low German, Dutch spatten to spout, Frisian spatteren to splash]

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spatter
1576 (implied in spattering), possibly a frequentative verb from the stem of Du. or Low Ger. spatten "to spout, burst," of imitative origin.
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