Despumate
Despumate Des"pu*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Despumated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despumating}.] [L. despumatus, p. p. of despumare to despume; de- + spumare to foam, froth, spuma froth, scum.] To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or scum; to foam. [1913 Webster]

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  • despumate — [di spyo͞o′māt΄, des′pyo͞o māt΄] vt. despumated, despumating 〚< L despumatus, pp. of despumare, to skim off < de , off, from + spumare, to foam < spuma, FOAM〛 1. to take the scum off; skim 2. to throw off as froth …   Universalium

  • despumate — [di spyo͞o′māt΄, des′pyo͞o māt΄] vt. despumated, despumating [< L despumatus, pp. of despumare, to skim off < de , off, from + spumare, to foam < spuma, FOAM] 1. to take the scum off; skim 2. to throw off as froth vi. to become rid of… …   English World dictionary

  • despumate — des·pu·mate …   English syllables

  • despumate —   v.i., v.t. remove scum; throw off like or in scum; foam.    ♦ despumation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • despumate — ˈdespyüˌmāt, də̇ˈs verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Latin despumatus, past participle of despumare to skim off, from de + spuma froth more at spume transitive verb archaic : to clarify (as wine or honey) by removing a surface scum …   Useful english dictionary

  • Despumated — Despumate Des pu*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Despumated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despumating}.] [L. despumatus, p. p. of despumare to despume; de + spumare to foam, froth, spuma froth, scum.] To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despumating — Despumate Des pu*mate, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Despumated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Despumating}.] [L. despumatus, p. p. of despumare to despume; de + spumare to foam, froth, spuma froth, scum.] To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despume — De*spume , v. t. [Cf. F. despumer. See {Despumate}.] To free from spume or scum. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If honey be despumed. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleanness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Cleanness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cleanness cleanness cleanliness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 purity purity Sgm: N 1 cleaning cleaning &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 purification purification defecation …   English dictionary for students

  • skim — v 1. cream, despumate; take up, remove, take off, scoop off or up. 2. glide, move over lightly, fly, skate, slide, coast. 3. brush, touch, scrape, graze, shave. 4. skip, throw, bounce, ricochet. 5. scan, glance at, read quickly, flip through the… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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