To sprinkle up to scatter over
- scatter with fluid; wet softly
- To sprinkle more than; to scatter over.
mid-15c., from be- + sprinkle (v.). Relevant: Besprinkled; besprinkling.
(v. t.) To sprinkle over; to scatter over.
There was a fountain or spring so arranged as to besprinkle those who trod unwarily on the valve which opened it.