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foam

  
  ( foams    plural & 3rd person present  )
1       n-uncount   Foam consists of a mass of small bubbles that are formed when air and a liquid are mixed together.   (=froth)  
The water curved round the rocks in great bursts of foam.     
2       n-mass   Foam is used to refer to various kinds of manufactured products which have a soft, light texture like a thick liquid.   (=cream)  
...shaving foam.     
3       n-mass   Foam or foam rubber is soft rubber full of small holes which is used, for example, to make mattresses and cushions.  
...modern three-piece suites filled with foam rubber..., We had given him a large foam mattress to sleep on.     
4       verb   If a liquid foams, it is full of small bubbles and keeps moving slightly.   (=froth)  
I let the water run into it and we watched as it foamed and bubbled.      V  
...ravines with foaming rivers rushing through them.      V-ing  
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foam

  
1   
      n   bubbles, froth, head, lather, spray, spume, suds  
2   
      vb   boil, bubble, effervesce, fizz, froth, lather  

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shaving foam, foamy, foal, form

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