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foam

noun [U]
 
 
/fəʊm/
BUBBLES a mass of small, white bubbles on the surface of a liquidMasses and large amounts of things
PRODUCT a thick substance of small, white bubbles used as a cleaning or beauty product: shaving foam Masses and large amounts of things
FILLING a soft substance used to fill furniture and other objectsPlastics and rubber
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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