sprinkle - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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present tense
present participlesprinkling
past tensesprinkled
past participlesprinkled
  1. 1
    to shake small amounts of a liquid or a substance such as sugar over the surface of something
    sprinkle something with something:

    Sprinkle the chicken with soy sauce.

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  2. 2
    [always passive] to exist somewhere in separate small amounts
    be sprinkled with something:

    a yellow dress sprinkled with white flowers

    liberally sprinkled with something (=with a lot of something):

    her dark brown hair now liberally sprinkled with grey