intransitive verbsparged, sparg′ing
Origin of spargeMiddle French espargier from Classical Latin spargere: see spark
transitive verbsparged, sparg·ing, sparg·es
- To spray or sprinkle.
- To run additional water through (a partly or completely drained mash) to extract more fermentable sugars.
- To introduce air or gas into (a liquid).
Origin of spargeObsolete French espargier from Old French from Latin spargere
(third-person singular simple present sparges, present participle sparging, simple past and past participle sparged)
From Middle French espargier, from Latin spargere.