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Adjective: dabbled  da-buld
  1. Covered with bright patches (often used in combination)
    "waves dabbled with moonlight";
    - spattered, splashed, splattered
Verb: dabble  da-bul
  1. Dip a foot or hand briefly into a liquid
     
  2. Play in or as if in water, as of small children
    - paddle, splash around
     
  3. Work with in an amateurish manner
    "She dabbles in astronomy";
    - smatter, play around
     
  4. Bob forward and under so as to feed off the bottom of a body of water
    "dabbling ducks"

See also: covered

Type of: bob, busy, dip, douse, dunk, occupy, play, plunge, souse