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 scum; to foam. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

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