/ (dɪˈspjuːmeɪt, ˈdɛspjʊˌmeɪt) /
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(tr) to clarify or purify (a liquid) by skimming a scum from its surface
(intr) (of a liquid) to form a scum or froth
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Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Derived forms of despumatedespumation, noun
Word Origin for despumate
C17: from Latin dēspūmāre to skim off, from de- + spūma foam, froth
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