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lather

noun uk   /ˈlɑː.ðər/ us    /ˈlæð.ɚ/
[S] a pale, usually white, mass of small bubbles produced especially when soap is mixed with water: Wet the hair, apply shampoo, and massage into a rich lather. [U] small bubbles of sweat on a horse's skin, produced by physical effort
lathery
adjective uk   /-i/ us  

lather

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈlɑː.ðər/ us    /ˈlæð.ɚ/
to produce a lather from soap, or to cover something or someone in lather: He stood under the shower lathering himself with the soap.
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