Spatter

Definition of Spatter

Spat´ter
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Spattered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spattering.]
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.
3.Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to throw out in a defamatory manner.
v. i.1.To throw something out of the mouth in a scattering manner; to sputter.
That mind must needs be irrecoverably depraved, which, . . . tasting but once of one just deed, spatters at it, and abhors the relish ever after.
- Milton.

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