oversprinkle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ sprinkle

Verb[edit]

oversprinkle (third-person singular simple present oversprinkles, present participle oversprinkling, simple past and past participle oversprinkled)

  1. (transitive) To sprinkle over.
  2. (transitive, nonce word) To be sprinkled over (something).
    • Edgar Allan Poe, The Bells
      While the stars that oversprinkle / All the heavens seem to twinkle / With a crystalline delight.