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asperse (third-person singular simple present asperses, present participle aspersing, simple past and past participle aspersed)

  1. To sprinkle or scatter (liquid or dust).
  2. To falsely or maliciously charge another.
    • This is indeed a most aggravating circumstance, which attends depriving men unjustly of their reputation; for a man who is conscious of having an ill character, cannot justly be angry with those who neglect and slight him; but ought rather to despise such as affect his conversation, unless where a perfect intimacy must have convinced them that their friend’s character hath been falsely and injuriously aspersed.

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  • 2004: a hand in San Marco's font / aspersed him with foul canal water — Derek Walcott, The Prodigal, (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2004) page 102

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asperse

  1. third-person singular past historic of aspergere

asperse f

  1. plural of asperso

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asperse

  1. vocative masculine singular of aspersus