- alteration of plash
1 a: to strike and dash about a liquid or semiliquid substance b: to move in or into a liquid or semiliquid substance and cause it to spatter
2 a (1): to become spattered about (2): to spread or scatter in the manner of liquid b: to fall, strike, or move with a sound <a brook splashing over rocks>transitive verb
1 a (1): to dash a liquid or thinly viscous substance upon or against (2): to soil or stain with liquid b: to mark or overlay with patches of contrasting color or texture c: to display prominently <a story splashed on the front page>
2 a: to cause (a liquid or thinly viscous substance) to spatter about especially with force b: to scatter in the manner of a liquid
— splash·er noun
splash. (2008). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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