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foam

noun

1 foam

A mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid:
— The beer had a thick head of foam.

synonym: froth.

Roget 324: softness, pliableness etc. adj.; flexibility; pliancy, pliability; sequacity, malleability; ductility, tractility; extendibility, extensibility; ... show more

Roget 353: bubble, foam, froth, head, spume, lather, suds, spray, surf, yeast, barm, spindrift.    cloud, vapor, ... show more

Roget 388a: insulation, incombustible material, noncombustible material; fire retardant, flame retardant; fire wall, fire door.    incombustibility, incombustibleness etc. adj.. extincteur [Fr.]; fire annihilator; amianth, ... show more

Dutch: schuim
Polish: piana, pianka



2 foam

A lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture.

Polish: pianka

verb

1 foam

Become bubbly or frothy or foaming:
— The river was foaming.

synonyms: effervesce, fizz, form bubbles, froth, sparkle.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Roget 353: bubble, boil, foam, froth, mantle, sparkle, guggle, gurgle; effervesce, ferment, fizzle.   

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Dutch: bruisen, schuimen


Moby thesaurus: Foamite, acid, aerate, air, alabaster, automatic sprinkler, beat, blubber, boil, breakers, breeze, bubble, bubbles, butter, carbon tet, carbon tetrachloride, carbon-dioxide foam, carbonation, chaff, chalk ... show more.

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