adjective (foamier; -est) Date: before 12th century 1. covered with foam ; frothy 2. full of, consisting of, or resembling foam • foamily adverbfoaminess noun

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  • foamy — foam y (f[=o]m [y^]), a. Covered with foam; frothy; spumy. [1913 Webster] Behold how high the foamy billows ride! Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foamy — may mean:*Having a foam like texture *Foamy The Freakadog, a briefly appearing sidekick to the eponymous superhero on the Freakazoid television show …   Wikipedia

  • foamy — (adj.) O.E. faemig; see FOAM (Cf. foam) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Foaminess …   Etymology dictionary

  • foamy — [adj] bubbly barmy, boiling, burbling, carbonated, creamy, ebullient, effervescent, fermented, fizzy, frothy, lathery, scummy*, seething, simmering, spumescent, spumous, spumy, sudsy, yeasty; concept 485 Ant. flat …   New thesaurus

  • foamy — [fōm′ē] adj. foamier, foamiest [ME fomi < OE famig] 1. foaming or covered with foam 2. consisting of or like foam foamily adv. foaminess n …   English World dictionary

  • foamy — [[t]fo͟ʊmi[/t]] ADJ GRADED A foamy liquid has a mass of small bubbles on its surface or consists of a mass of bubbles. The ocean raged, slamming its foamy waves against the black, jagged rocks... Whisk the egg whites until they are foamy but not… …   English dictionary

  • foamy — UK [ˈfəʊmɪ] / US [ˈfoʊmɪ] adjective Word forms foamy : adjective foamy comparative foamier superlative foamiest consisting of or covered with foam …   English dictionary

  • foamy — adjective Full of foam. He jumped overboard into the foamy waters of the Atlantic Ocean …   Wiktionary

  • foamy — foam ► NOUN 1) a mass of small bubbles formed on or in liquid. 2) a liquid preparation containing many small bubbles: shaving foam. 3) a lightweight form of rubber or plastic made by solidifying foam. ► VERB ▪ form or produce foam. ● foam at the… …   English terms dictionary

  • foamy — adjective 1. producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease (Freq. 1) the rabid animal s frothing mouth • Syn: ↑foaming, ↑frothing • Similar to: ↑unhealthy 2. emitting or filled with bubbles as from carbonation or… …   Useful english dictionary

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