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Foam or froth on a liquid, as on the sea.
intr.v. spumed, spum·ing, spumes
To froth or foam.
[Middle English, from Old French espume, from Latin spūma.]
spu′mous, spum′y adj.
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foam or surf, esp on the sea; froth
(intr) to foam or froth
[C14: from Old French espume, from Latin spūma; related to spuere to spew]
ˈspumous, ˈspumy adj
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v. spumed, spum•ing,
1. to foam; froth.n.
2. foamy matter on a liquid; froth.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin spūma foam, froth]
spu′mous, spum′y, adj.
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Past participle: spumed
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|Noun||1.||spume - foam or froth on the sea|
|Verb||1.||spume - make froth or foam and become bubbly; "The river foamed"|
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spume[spjuːm] N (liter) → espuma f
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n (liter) → Gischt m
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