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English definition of “lather”

lather

noun     /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.Masses and large amounts of things [U] small bubbles of sweat on a horse's skin , produced by physical effort Bodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinating lathery     /-i/ adjective Light and weightlessSoft and fluffy
(Definition of lather noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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