Foam

  • 1 foam´er — foam «fohm», noun, verb. –n. 1. a mass of very small bubbles formed in water or other liquids especially by agitation, fermentation, effervescence, or boiling: »Another kind of extinguisher that is valuable for oil fires pours or throws a foam on …

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  • 2 foam — n Foam, froth, spume, scum, lather, suds, yeast are comparable when they denote either a mass of bubbles gathering in or on the surface of a liquid or something as insubstantial as such a mass. Foam is the most comprehensive of these terms but is …

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  • 3 foam´i|ly — foam|y «FOH mee», adjective, foam|i|er, foam|i|est. 1. covered with foam: »foamy surf. 2. made of foam. 3. like foam …

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  • 4 foam|y — «FOH mee», adjective, foam|i|er, foam|i|est. 1. covered with foam: »foamy surf. 2. made of foam. 3. like foam …

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  • 5 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 …

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  • 6 foam — [fōm] n. [ME fom < OE fam, akin to Ger feim, scum < IE base * (s)poimno , foam > Sans phḗna , L spuma] 1. the whitish mass of bubbles formed on or in liquids by agitation, fermentation, etc. 2. something like foam, as the heavy sweat of… …

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  • 7 foam — (n.) O.E. fam foam, saliva froth, from W.Gmc. *faimo (Cf. O.H.G. veim, Ger. Feim), from PIE * (s)poi mo (Cf. Skt. phenah; L. pumex pumice, spuma foam; O.C.S. pena foam; Lith. spaine …

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  • 8 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 mouth …

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  • 9 Foam — (f[=o]m), v. t. To cause to foam; as, to foam the goblet; also (with out), to throw out with rage or violence, as foam. Foaming out their own shame. Jude 13. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 Foam — (f[=o]m), n. [OE. fam, fom, AS. f[=a]m; akin to OHG. & G. feim.] The white substance, consisting of an aggregation of bubbles, which is formed on the surface of liquids, or in the mouth of an animal, by violent agitation or fermentation; froth;… …

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  • 11 foam — [n] bubbles formed from a liquid cream, fluff, froth, head, lather, scum, spray, spume, suds, surf, yeast; concept 260 foam [v] become bubbly aerate, boil, burble, effervesce, ferment, fizz, froth, gurgle, hiss, lather, seethe, simmer, sparkle;… …

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  • 12 Foam — This article is about the substance formed from trapped gas bubbles. For other uses, see Foam (disambiguation). Soap foam bubbles Contents 1 Definition …

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  • 13 foam — foamable, adj. foamer, n. foamingly, adv. foamless, adj. foamlike, adj. /fohm/, n. 1. a collection of minute bubbles formed on the surface of a liquid by agitation, fermentation, etc.: foam on a glass of beer. 2. the froth of perspiration, caused …

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  • 14 foam — an·ti·foam; de·foam·er; de·foam·ing; foam; foam·er; foam·i·ly; foam·i·ness; foam·ing; Foam·ite; foam·less; Gel·foam; Sty·ro·foam; foam·ing·ly; …

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  • 15 foam — I UK [fəʊm] / US [foʊm] noun Word forms foam : singular foam plural foams 1) a) [uncountable] a lot of bubbles that stick together on the surface of a liquid and usually look white sea foam b) [countable/uncountable] a thick substance containing… …

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  • 16 foam — foam1 [ foum ] noun 1. ) uncount a lot of BUBBLES that stick together on the surface of a liquid and usually look white: sea foam a ) count or uncount a thick substance containing a lot of BUBBLES, used for cleaning, washing, or stopping fires:… …

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  • 17 foam — I. noun Etymology: Middle English fome, from Old English fām; akin to Old High German feim foam, Latin spuma foam, pumex pumice Date: before 12th century 1. a light frothy mass of fine bubbles formed in or on the surface of a liquid or from a… …

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  • 18 foam — [[t]fo͟ʊm[/t]] foams, foaming, foamed 1) N UNCOUNT Foam consists of a mass of small bubbles that are formed when air and a liquid are mixed together. The water curved round the rocks in great bursts of foam. Syn: froth 2) N MASS Foam is used to… …

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  • 19 foam — foam1 [fəum US foum] n [U] [: Old English; Origin: fam] 1.) also foam rubber a type of soft rubber with a lot of air in it, used in furniture ▪ a foam mattress 2.) a mass of very small bubbles on the surface of a liquid = ↑froth ▪ She scraped the …

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  • 20 foam — [[t]foʊm[/t]] n. 1) a collection of minute bubbles formed on the surface of a liquid by agitation, fermentation, etc 2) frothy perspiration on the skin, as of a horse 3) froth formed from saliva in the mouth, as in rabies 4) a thick, frothy… …

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