Definition of sparge in English:


Syllabification: sparge
Pronunciation: /spärj
chiefly • technical


[with object]
  • Moisten by sprinkling, especially with water in brewing.


Back to top  
  • 1The action of sprinkling or splashing.
  • 1.1A spray of hot water, especially water sprinkled over malt when brewing.



More example sentences
  • A plurality of sparger jets protrudes from the wall surface for delivering an oxygen gas flow directly into the interior of the sludge.
  • Air is introduced into the slurry through spargers creating a countercurrent flow of air bubbles.
  • Both spargers gave similar ink recovery and fiber loss as a function of bubble surface area flux.


late 16th century (as a verb in the sense 'sprinkle (water) around'): apparently from Latin spargere 'to sprinkle'. The current senses date from the early 19th century.

More definitions of sparge

Definition of sparge in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody