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 (frôth, frŏth)
1. A mass of bubbles in or on a liquid; foam.
2. Salivary foam released as a result of disease or exhaustion.
3. Something unsubstantial or trivial: "The frivolous side of the Sixties—fashion, pop culture, sex—should not be dismissed as mere froth and show" (Tony Judt).
4. High prices unwarranted by economic fundamentals: a housing market with a lot of froth.
5. A fit of anger or vexation: was in a froth over the long delay.
v. (also frôth, frŏth) frothed, froth·ing, froths
1. To cover with foam.
2. To cause to foam.
To exude or expel foam: a dog frothing at the mouth.

[Middle English, from Old Norse frodha.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frothing - producing or covered with lathery sweat or saliva from exhaustion or disease; "the rabid animal's frothing mouth"
unhealthy - not in or exhibiting good health in body or mind; "unhealthy ulcers"
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