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spatter (v.)

1570s (implied in spattering), possibly a frequentative verb from the stem of Dutch or Low German spatten "to spout, burst," of imitative origin. Related: Spattered. As a noun from 1797.

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Definitions of spatter
1
spatter (v.)
dash a liquid upon or against;
Synonyms: splatter / plash / splash / splosh / swash
spatter (v.)
spot, splash, or soil;
The baby spattered the bib with food
Synonyms: bespatter
spatter (v.)
rain gently;
2
spatter (n.)
the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively;
he heard a spatter of gunfire
Synonyms: spattering / splatter / splattering / sputter / splutter / sputtering
spatter (n.)
the act of splashing a (liquid) substance on a surface;
Synonyms: spattering / splash / splashing / splattering
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