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verb (used without object)
to make explosive popping or sizzling sounds.
to emit particles, sparks, etc., forcibly or explosively, especially accompanied by sputtering sounds.
to eject particles of saliva, food, etc., from the mouth in a light spray, as when speaking angrily or excitedly.
to utter or spit out words or sounds explosively or incoherently, as when angry or flustered.
verb (used with object)
to emit (anything) forcibly and in small particles, as if by spitting:
The fire sputtered cinders.
to eject (saliva, food, etc.) in small particles explosively and involuntarily, as in excitement.
to utter explosively and incoherently.
the act or sound of sputtering.
explosive, incoherent utterance.
matter ejected in sputtering.
another word for splutter (sense 1), splutter (sense 2), splutter (sense 3)

to undergo or cause to undergo a process in which atoms of a solid are removed from its surface by the impact of high-energy ions, as in a discharge tube
to coat (a film of a metal) onto (a solid surface) by using this process

the process or noise of sputtering
incoherent stammering speech
something that is ejected while sputtering


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