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foam

[ fohm ]
/ foʊm /
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noun
verb (used without object)
to form or gather foam; emit foam; froth.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms about foam

    foam at the mouth, to be extremely or uncontrollably angry.

Origin of foam

before 900; Middle English fom,Old English fām; cognate with German Feim

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British Dictionary definitions for foam

foam
/ (fəʊm) /

noun
verb
to produce or cause to produce foam; froth
(intr) to be very angry (esp in the phrase foam at the mouth)

Derived forms of foam

foamless, adjectivefoamlike, adjective

Word Origin for foam

Old English fām; related to Old High German feim, Latin spūma, Sanskrit phena
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Scientific definitions for foam

foam
[ fōm ]

Small, frothy bubbles formed in or on the surface of a liquid, as from fermentation or shaking.
A colloid in which particles of a gas are dispersed throughout a liquid. Compare aerosol emulsion.
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