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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 said casting aspersion on the person of their opponents and using abusive language against the leaders and candidates should be avoided at all costs.
Howard did the same thing repeatedly, even casting aspersion on our judicial system as if we do not understand law and we do not understand a fair deal and justice,'' he said.
Mr Price said the newspaper apologised and made it clear that it had no intention to cast any aspersion on Mr George's reputation or character as an adult.
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To cover up their failure on New Year's eve, the report highlights that the police is also trying to cast aspersion on the character of the woman by hinting that the victim was alone and the person with her was just incidental.
He said: "I can only assume this reflects a changing culture of risk assessment in the NHS and is not intended to cast aspersion on the practices of any of the medical staff involved.
They seem to be going out of their way to cast aspersions on what she's had to say," Wishart said.
Initial reports suggested he had gone to play in Locke Park, a mile away from the site In a statement released yesterday by South Yorkshire Police, Conley's family said they would not have allowed him to visit the park alone and asked the public to refrain from casting aspersions.
He said that Khan cast aspersions on the prime minister, former judge Khalil Rmaday, returning officers and so on but he failed to corroborate his claims with evidence.
That Hampden reverse led to aspersions being cast on Hibs' ability to cope on the big stage.
Arrogant leaders are helping UKIP IT is all very well David Cameron and Nick Clegg casting aspersions at UKIP members.