1. [syn: dabbled, spattered, splashed, splattered]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Spatter \Spat"ter\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spattered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Spattering.] [From the root of spit salvia.]
1. To sprinkle with a liquid or with any wet substance, as
water, mud, or the like; to make wet of foul spots upon by
sprinkling; as, to spatter a coat; to spatter the floor;
to spatter boots with mud.
Upon any occasion he is to be spattered over with
the blood of his people. --Burke.
2. To distribute by sprinkling; to sprinkle around; as, to
spatter blood. --Pope.
3. Fig.: To injure by aspersion; to defame; to soil; also, to
throw out in a defamatory manner.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: covered with bright patches (often used in combination);
"waves dabbled with moonlight"; "a blood-spattered room";
"gardens splashed with color"; "kitchen walls splattered
with grease" [syn: dabbled, spattered, splashed,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
24 Moby Thesaurus words for "spattered":
bespeckled, blotched, blotchy, dotted, dusted, freckle-faced,
freckled, freckly, macular, maculate, maculated, peppered,
powdered, specked, speckled, speckly, splashed, splattered,
splotched, splotchy, spotted, spotty, sprinkled, studded