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sparge

Syllabification: sparge
Pronunciation: /spärj
 
/
chiefly technical

Definition of sparge in English:

verb

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

noun

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

Origin

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.

Derivatives

sparger

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noun
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.

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