Verb: to scatter or sprinkle; a sprinkling; to agitate (a liquid) by means of compressed air or gas entering through a pipe
Noun: the act of sprinkling or splashing water
First known use: 1569
Usage home brewing: Technically, to sparge is to spray or sprinkle hotwater over the grain bed.
Usage chemistry: Air sparging is most often used together with soil vapor extraction but it can also be used with other remedial technologies.
Usage manufacture of edible oils: The steam sparging removes impurities that can impart unwanted flavors and odors to the oil.
The rest of the college football world may think Alabama is overpaying the coaching staff with ridiculous pay raises but I would counter that with the return on investment, the raises were meticulously sparged throughout the entire staff to receive the optimal effect.