- (obsolete, transitive) To free from spume or scum.
- Note by the way, that if honey be despumed, that is to say, skummed and clarified, it is evermore the better for any use.
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 despume in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)