Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To throw off impurities; froth; form froth or scum; clarify.
  • To throw off in froth.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or scum; to foam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To throw off impurities in spume; to work off in foam or scum; to foam.

Etymologies

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Latin despumatus, past participle of despumare to despume; de- + spumare to foam, froth, spuma froth, scum.

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