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English definition of “spatter”

spatter

verb [I/T]  /ˈspæt̬·ər/ us  
to scatter small drops or bits of liquid on a surface, or of liquid to fall in small drops: [T] The taxi hit a puddle and spattered us with mud.
spatter
noun [C]  /ˈspæt̬·ər/ us  
You left paint spatters on the floor!
(Definition of spatter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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