despumate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

despumate (third-person singular simple present despumates, present participle despumating, simple past and past participle despumated)

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

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for despumate in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēspūmāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēspūmō