From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
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.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
79 Moby Thesaurus words for "spattering": affusion, aspergation, aspersion, attenuation, baptism, bath, bathing, beating, bedewing, broadcast, broadcasting, circumfusion, clicking, dampening, damping, deluge, dewing, diffraction, diffusion, dilution, dispensation, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, dissipation, distribution, divergence, drowning, drumming, evaporation, expansion, few, flooding, fluttering, fragmentation, handful, hosing, hosing down, humidification, immersion, inundation, irrigation, laving, moistening, palpitant, peppering, pounding, propagation, publication, radiation, rinsing, scattering, scatterment, shotgun pattern, smatter, smattering, sowing, sparging, spatter, splashing, splattering, splay, spluttering, spraying, spread, spreading, sprinkling, sputtering, staccato, strewing, submersion, swashing, throbbing, thrumming, thumping, ticking, volatilization, watering, wetting
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