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parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mass of small bubbles that forms on the surface of a liquid.
One end of the pond was covered with foam.
similar words:
bubbles, lather, scum, suds
definition 2: thick, white bubbles of sweat on the skin of a horse or other animal, or thick white saliva at the mouth, caused by heavy exercise or disease.
The panting dog's face was covered in foam.
froth, lather
similar words:
perspiration, saliva, spit, sweat
definition 3: a thick mass of bubbles produced by chemical means, such as shaving cream or some substances used for putting out fires.
He spread the foam carefully over his face and took up the razor.
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definition 4: used as a short form of "foam rubber," a soft, man-made material that feels similar to a sponge.
I prefer feather pillows to pillows filled with foam.
definition 5: a lightweight, man-made material with many tiny air holes, used especially for packaging or for keeping things at a preferred temperature.
The cups made of foam hold in the heat well.
part of speech: verb
inflections: foams, foaming, foamed
definition: to make foam; froth.
The waves foamed in the storm.
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derivations: foamlike (adj.), foamingly (adv.)