Definition of sparge in English:

sparge

transitive verb

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

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

Pronunciation

sparge

/spärj/ /spɑrdʒ/

noun

mainly technical
  • 1The action of sprinkling or splashing.

    1. 1.1A spray of hot water, especially water sprinkled over malt when brewing.

Pronunciation

sparge

/spärj/ /spɑrdʒ/

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.