Etymology: From scateren < sceaterian, probably from a dialect of Old Norse. Cf. Low German schateren and Dutch schateren ('to burst out laughing').
- (transitive) To cause to separate and go in different directions.
- (transitive) To distribute loosely as by sprinkle, sprinkling.
- (transitive) (physics) To deflect (radiation or particles).
- (intransitive) To separate and go in different directions; disperse.
- (intransitive) To occur or fall at widely spaced intervals.
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