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asperse (verb), asperses; aspersed; aspersing
1. To spread false or damaging charges or insinuations against someone.
2. To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
3. To attack with false, malicious, and damaging charges or insinuations; to slander.
4. To sprinkle; to bespatter.
5. Etymology: From Middle English, "to besprinkle", from Latin aspergere, aspers-; from ad- plus spargere, "to strew, to spread".
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