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sputtering

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sputtering

verb
present participle of sputter

Synonyms & Antonyms of sputtering (Entry 2 of 2)

to speak rapidly, inarticulately, and usually unintelligibly
  • she was so shocked that, for a moment, all she could do was sputter

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“Sputtering.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sputtering. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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