- 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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Thrown into a foaming red rage by the ending of The Sopranos or Lost or BSG or Mass Effect?
The haunting video shows apparent victims, including children, convulsing and foaming at the mouth.Six Chilling Moments from Charlie Rose’s Assad Interview (VIDEO)|Ben Teitelbaum|September 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What if Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the foaming right-wing pundit crowd aren't the face of modern conservatism?
When the butter is foaming, lay in a batch of floured codfish chunks in one layer, not crowded.
When the revolutionary storm commenced he dared to brave its fury and tempt the bosses of its foaming surges.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Through the breach, foaming and swelling with irresistible power burst the tides of victory.The Air Trust|George Allan England
We now turned up to breast its impetuous current which swept proudly along by us in foaming eddies.Gleanings by the Way|John A. Clark
We called for the foaming brown brew and asked for roed spoette, our old Danish joy, and lunched delightfully.Through Scandinavia to Moscow|William Seymour Edwards
Water-robins fluttered from rock to rock in the foaming flood.The Forester's Daughter|Hamlin Garland
British Dictionary definitions for foaming
- 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