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Definition of "sparge" [sparge]

  • To spray or sprinkle. (verb-transitive)
  • To introduce air or gas into (a liquid). (verb-transitive)
  • A sprinkle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sparge" in a sentence
  • "Although "sparge" has been a synonym for "sprinkle" since the late 16th century, you're now most likely to come across this word in one of two contexts."
  • "Oh, and I'd need a sparge apparatus, propane burner, about ten feet of tubing, a five gallon glass jug, a six gallon glass jug, caps, airlock."
  • "In order to capture some of that residual sugar, the grains are rinsed with warm water around 170 degrees or so and that water drains out and is added to the wort as well. side note: if this is a continuous process, we add as much water as we take wort as we're taking it, it's called "continuous sparge" – this was invented by Germans"