lather ( lathers 3rd person present) ( lathering present participle) ( lathered past tense & past participle )
1 n-sing A lather is a white mass of bubbles which is produced by mixing a substance such as soap or washing powder with water.
...the sort of water that easily makes a lather with soap..., He wiped off the remains of the lather with a towel.
2 verb When a substance such as soap or washing powder lathers, it produces a white mass of bubbles because it has been mixed with water.
The shampoo lathers and foams so much it's very hard to rinse it all out. V
3 verb If you lather something, you rub a substance such as soap or washing powder on it until a lather is produced, in order to clean it.
Lather your hair as normal... V n
For super-soft skin, lather on a light body lotion before you bathe. V n with adv, Also V n prep
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 bubbles, foam, froth, soap, soapsuds, suds
2 (informal) dither (chiefly Brit.) fever, flap (informal) fluster, fuss, pother, state (informal) stew (informal) sweat, tizzy (informal) twitter (informal)
4 (informal) beat, cane, drub, flog, lambast(e), strike, thrash, whip
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