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British Dictionary definitions for despumate

despumate

verb
  1. (tr) to clarify or purify (a liquid) by skimming a scum from its surface
  2. (intr) (of a liquid) to form a scum or froth
Derived Formsdespumation, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin dēspūmāre to skim off, from de- + spūma foam, froth
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