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despumate

  

      vb  
1    tr   to clarify or purify (a liquid) by skimming a scum from its surface  
2    intr   (of a liquid) to form a scum or froth  
     (C17: from Latin despumare to skim off, from de- + spuma foam, froth)  
  despumation      n  
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