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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: interspersus 'interspersed', from sparsus; SPARSE

intersperse

verb
     
in‧ter‧sperse [transitive usually passive]
1

be interspersed with something

if something is interspersed with a particular kind of thing, it has a lot of them in it:
sunny periods interspersed with showers
2

intersperse something with something

to put something in between pieces of speech or writing, parts of a film etc

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