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From sparge +‎ -er or equivalent. Compare French asperger (to sprinkle), Latin aspergere, spargere.


sparger (plural spargers)

  1. A vessel with a perforated cover for sprinkling a liquid.
  2. (chemistry) A device for sparging, or introducing bubbles.
    • 2004, Yin Sun, Detection Technologies for Chemical Warfare Agents and Toxic Vapors (page 92)
      More importantly, the use of the delta tube prevents dangerous backsplashing of the agent that can occur when an impinging sparger is used improperly.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for sparger in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)