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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Spatter \Spat"ter\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Spattered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spattering}.] [From the root of spit salvia.]

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.

Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with the blood of his people. --Burke.

2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to spatter blood. --Pope.

3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

spattering

noun

1: the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively; "he heard a spatter of gunfire" [syn: {spatter}, {spattering}, {splatter}, {splattering}, {sputter}, {splutter}, {sputtering}]

2: the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface [syn: {spatter}, {spattering}, {splash}, {splashing}, {splattering}]


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