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soapsuds

[sohp-suhdz] /ˈsoʊpˌsʌdz/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
1.
suds made with water and soap.
Origin of soapsuds
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; soap + suds
Related forms
soapsudsy, adjective
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  • The plants should be washed occasionally with soapsuds and then rinsed.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • Her arms were bare, her face and eyes red; the steam of soapsuds had congealed on them.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • Saturate the spot two or three times, and then wash out in soapsuds.

  • All afternoon she drenched herself with soapsuds in the ferocity of her washing.

    The Mothers Of Honor Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • A jet of soapsuds plays on each drill from an orifice 1/32 in.

  • They were covered, of course, and seething like soapsuds; but the force of the sea was deadened.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • Salmon Color is made by boiling arnotto or anotta in soapsuds.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher
  • We hug the black sides like ants, while the water goes to soapsuds at our feet.

    Pony Tracks Frederic Remington
  • This liquid manure may be made with soapsuds, or the refuse from the house.

    Parsons on the Rose

    Samuel Browne Parsons
  • I feel like a man floundering in a universe of soapsuds, up and downs, east and west.

    Tono Bungay H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for soapsuds

soapsuds

/ˈsəʊpˌsʌdz/
plural noun
1.
foam or lather made from soap
Derived Forms
soapsudsy, adjective
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