Definition of sparge in English:

sparge

verb

[WITH OBJECT]technical
  • Moisten by sprinkling with water, especially in brewing:

    ‘the grains are sparged’
    dampen, wet, damp, dew, water, soak, irrigate, humidify
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noun

technical
  • 1[mass noun] The action of sprinkling or splashing.

    1. 1.1[count noun] A spray of hot water, especially water sprinkled over malt when brewing.

Origin

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.

Pronunciation:

sparge

/spɑːdʒ/