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spume

[ spyoom ]
/ spyum /
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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.

noun

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 spume

spumous, spumy, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spume

spume
/ (spjuːm) /

noun

foam or surf, esp on the sea; froth

verb

(intr) to foam or froth

Derived forms of spume

spumous or spumy, adjective

Word Origin for spume

C14: from Old French espume, from Latin spūma; related to spuere to spew
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