foam´ing|ly


foam´ing|ly
foam «fohm», noun, verb.
–n.
1. a mass of very small bubbles formed in water or other liquids especially by agitation, fermentation, effervescence, or boiling: »

Another kind of extinguisher that is valuable for oil fires pours or throws a foam on the fire (Beauchamp, Mayfield, and West).

2. the frothy saliva formed in the mouth in epilepsy or rabies.
3. the frothy white perspiration covering a horse or other animal as the result of hard labor.
4. a spongy, flexible, or semirigid material made from various plastics or rubber by solidification of the basic material around air bubbles: »

polyurethane foam, latex foam.

–v.i.
1. to form or gather foam; froth: »

The soda foamed over the glass.

2. to break into foam; emit foam: »

The stream foams over the rocks.Figurative. The angry old man foamed for quite a while about the insulting behavior of his grandchildren.

–v.t.
1. to cause to foam: »

The boy foamed the soap in the water.

2. to cover with foam: »

Children love to foam their hands with soap.

3. to fill with foaming liquor.
4. to give (plastic or rubber) a spongy, flexible texture by solidifying it around trapped air or gas bubbles.
[Old English fām]
foam´er, noun.
foam´ing|ly, adverb.
foam´less, adjective.
foam´like´, adjective.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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