AskDefine | Define spatter

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1 the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn: spattering, splatter, splattering, sputter, splutter, sputtering]
2 the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn: spattering, splash, splashing, splattering]


1 dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the baby's face with water" [syn: splatter, plash, splash, splosh, swash]
2 rain gently; "It has only sprinkled, but the roads are slick" [syn: sprinkle, spit, patter, pitter-patter]
3 spot, splash, or soil; "The baby spattered the bib with food" [syn: bespatter]

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  1. To splash with small droplets.
    When my chihuahua shook his wet body, I was spattered with smelly water.


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