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as·per·sion

(as-per'zhŭn),
A form of hydrotherapy in which water of a given temperature is sprinkled on the body.
[L. aspersio, a sprinkling]

aspersion

(1) An obsolete term for hydrotherapy administered at a certain temperature, or sprinking warm water on the head of the person being treated.
(2) An attack on the integrity of a person or thing.

aspersion

(ă-spĕr′zhŏn) [L. aspersio, sprinkling]
In hydrotherapy, sprinkling an affected part with water.
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He may have been trained in England (Tom Jennings at Newmarket) and ridden by an Englishman (the very shortsighted Harry Grimshaw), but the colt was regarded in racing circles as a foreigner casting aspersions on the invincibility of the British thoroughbred.
Mr Doughty said: "I think it is unacceptable of NEAG to cast aspersions like this on any teachers.
Doesn't matter,'' said Viola Tozier, bartender of the Instant Replay sports bar in Canoga Park, where regulars this week cast aspersions on their former team.
This is not the time to cast aspersions but to press for immediate and effective action.
Rajpal, Sub-Inspector, of Gurgaon's Sector 29 Police Station, cast aspersions on the character of the victim with the words "woh bhii aisii hii thii".
No responsible media anywhere in the world undermines the repute, respect sovereignty or integrity of its nation, institutions or its forces or pass aspersions against them.
The said clauses are reproduced as under; (1) No programme should be aired which: (g) contains aspersions against the Judiciary and integrity of the Armed Forces of Pakistan; (h) maligns or slanders any individual in person or certain groups, segments of social, public and moral life of the country.
More important and serious than personal aspersions, however, is the right of free speech, which MP Bailey would, apparently, deny us.
He added: "These aspersions are by vested interests and I reject them fully.
It's very unfair to cast aspersions on the industry because of Wembley.
THE entente cordiale was smashed by Alec Wildenstein at Royal Ascot yesterday when he cast aspersions over the rate of improvement in Papineau after his dramatic win in the Gold Cup over his own horse Westerner.
Defensive: Coach Phil Jackson said he has yet to discuss the controversy with O'Neal, but he seemed concerned about the ``negative things thrown at him, aspersions.