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foam

noun [U] uk   /fəʊm/ us    /foʊm/

foam noun [U] (BUBBLES)

a mass of very small bubbles formed on the surface of a liquid a substance like cream that is filled with bubbles of air: shaving foam a flame-smothering chemical foam

foam noun [U] (SOFT MATERIAL)

a soft material used to fill furniture and other objects

foam

verb [I] uk   /fəʊm/ us    /foʊm/
to produce small bubblesfoam at the mouth If a person or an animal foams at the mouth, they have bubbles coming out of their mouth as a result of a disease.
Translations of “foam”
in Korean 거품…
in Arabic رَغْوة…
in French mousse, écume…
in Turkish köpük, güzellik ve temizlik amaçlı kullanılan köpük, sünger…
in Italian schiuma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 泡沫, 泡沫劑, 泡沫橡膠,海綿橡膠…
in Russian пена, поролон…
in Polish piana, pianka…
in Spanish espuma…
in Portuguese espuma…
in German der Schaum…
in Catalan escuma…
in Japanese 泡…
in Chinese (Simplified) 泡沫, 泡沫剂, 泡沫橡胶,海绵橡胶…
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