Foam Foam (f[=o]m), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Foamed} (f[=o]md); p. pr. & vb. n. {Foaming}.] [AS. f[=ae]man. See {Foam}, n.] 1. To gather foam; to froth; as, the billows foam. [1913 Webster]

He foameth, and gnasheth with his teeth. --Mark ix. 18. [1913 Webster]

2. To form foam, or become filled with foam; -- said of a steam boiler when the water is unduly agitated and frothy, as because of chemical action. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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