Definition of sparge in English:

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Pronunciation: /spɑːdʒ/
chiefly technical


[with object]
Moisten by sprinkling with water, especially in brewing: the grains are sparged


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



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) about'): apparently from Latin spargere 'to sprinkle'. The current senses date from the early 19th century.

Words that rhyme with sparge

barge, charge, enlarge, large, marge, raj, reportage, sarge, Swaraj, taj, undercharge

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