spatter

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Related to spit (saliva).

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spatter (third-person singular simple present spatters, present participle spattering, simple past and past participle spattered)

  1. (transitive) To splash with small droplets.
    When my wet chihuahua shook himself, I was spattered with smelly water.
  2. (transitive) To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around.
    to spatter blood
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Alexander Pope to this entry?)
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To injure by aspersion; to defame.

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