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verb (used with object), spumed, spum·ing.
to eject or discharge as or like foam or froth; spew (often followed by forth).
verb (used without object), spumed, spum·ing.
to foam; froth.
foam, froth, or scum.
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Origin of spume
1300–50; Middle English <Latin spūma foam, froth; akin to foam
OTHER WORDS FROM spumespumous, spumy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spume
/ (spjuːm) /
foam or surf, esp on the sea; froth
(intr) to foam or froth
Derived forms of spumespumous or spumy, adjective
Word Origin for spume
C14: from Old French espume, from Latin spūma; related to spuere to spew
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