Spume \Spume\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Spumed} (sp[=u]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Spuming}.] [L. spumare.] To froth; to foam. [1913 Webster]

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  • spume — *foam, froth, scum, lather, suds, yeast …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • spume — literary ► NOUN ▪ froth or foam, especially that found on waves. ► VERB ▪ froth or foam. ORIGIN Latin spuma …   English terms dictionary

  • spume — [spyo͞om] n. [ME < MFr espume < L spuma: see FOAM] foam, froth, or scum vt., vi. spumed, spuming to foam or froth spumous adj. spumy spumier spumiest …   English World dictionary

  • spume — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin spuma more at foam Date: 14th century frothy matter on liquids ; foam, scum < ocean spume > • spumous adjective • spumy adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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