- a chemically produced substance that smothers the flames on a burning liquid by forming a layer of minute, stable, heat-resistant bubbles on the liquid's surface.
- the layer of bubbles so formed.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM foam
British Dictionary definitions for foam at the mouth
- any of a number of light cellular solids made by creating bubbles of gas in the liquid material and solidifying it: used as insulators and in packaging
- (as modifier)foam rubber; foam plastic
Derived forms of foamfoamless, adjectivefoamlike, adjective
Word Origin for foam
Science definitions for foam at the mouth
Idioms and Phrases with foam at the mouth
Be extremely angry, as in She was foaming at the mouth over the judge's ruling. This hyperbolic term uses the verb foam in the sense of “froth at the mouth,” a usage generally applied to animals such as horses and dating from about a.d. 950. [1400s]