asperse definition by Webster's New World
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asperse definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb as·persed, as·pers·ing, as·pers·es
- To spread false or damaging charges or insinuations against. See Synonyms at malign.
- To sprinkle, especially with holy water.
Origin: Middle English, to besprinkle, from Latin aspergere, aspers- : ad-, ad- + spargere, to strew.
- as·perˈsive adjective