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skim milk

milk from which the cream has been skimmed.
Also called skimmed milk.
Origin of skim milk
First recorded in 1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Milk for babes; skim milk for pigs and calves; buttermilk for dyspeptic102 opulence.

  • God, man, do you think you are going to work a revolution on skim milk?

    Prester John John Buchan
  • All grains and green food, and most of the animal food, in the form of skim milk, would be furnished by the farm.

    The Fat of the Land John Williams Streeter
  • And very often all I had for supper was brown bread and skim milk.

  • A loaf of oaten bread and a basin of skim milk, she had just heated, was placed before her father.

    Trevlyn Hold Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Both are to be found in milk, one in the cream and the other in the skim milk or whey.

    Everyday Foods in War Time Mary Swartz Rose
skim milk in Medicine

skim milk n.
The milk from which the cream has been removed.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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