- 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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Examples from the Web for foam
The best example of that would be my first year when Kevin Hart hosted, we wrote a sketch called “Foam Party.”How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Near the Mason jars are foam heads, the kind a showgirl uses to style her wigs.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending|Anne Berry|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They chew this thing, a real thing, they do this until they foam at the mouth.
For enthusiasm alone, he's awarded a draft with a two-inch head of foam.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He thinks he is at the end of a great, sloppy ride falling backwards into the foam.
They opened their mouths, turned up their nostrils, and the foam was seen gathering on their lips.Hendricks the Hunter|W.H.G. Kingston
All the men were vitalized into new life, but the storm rose at the same time, and spray and foam dashed over them.The Sun Of Quebec|Joseph A. Altsheler
Already they could see the gleam of the Rakahanga beach with the rim of silver where the waves broke into foam.The Book of Missionary Heroes|Basil Mathews
The earth trembles with the concussion, the waters hiss and foam and rush furiously over the impediments in their course.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
But as he thought 'England and Germany,' the word 'England' seemed to flash like a line of foam.Letters from America|Rupert Brooke
British Dictionary definitions for foam
- 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