Despume
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]


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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

  • 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

  • despumer — (dè spu mé) v. a. Terme de pharmacie. Clarifier une liqueur, en la faisant chauffer et bouillir pour en ôter l écume ou toute autre impureté. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Meslés y autant de bon miel despumé qu il sera requis pour en faire syrop, O.… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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