1. To scatter in small drops or particles, as water, seed, etc.
2. To scatter on; to disperse something over in small drops or particles; to besprinkle; as, to sprinkle the earth with water; to sprinkle a floor with sand.
3. To baptize by the application of a few drops, or a small quantity, of water; hence, to cleanse; to purify. Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience. (Heb. X. 22)
Origin: OE. Sprenkelen, freq. Of sprengen to sprinkle, to scatter, AS. Sprengan, properly, to make to spring, causative of springan to spring; akin to D. Sprenkelen to sprinkle, G. Sprengen.