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foam

Pronunciation: /fəʊm/

Translation of foam in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (natural) espuma (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • She poured a dollop into her hands and raked her fingers through her hair, lathering the shampoo into a thick white foam.
    • The molinillo was placed in the chocolate pot and agitated to form foam.
    • As a coffee shop, they offer all the extras you hope for, including lattes served in pre-warmed mugs decorated with thick drifts of creamy foam.
    1.2 u and c (detergent, chemical) espuma (feminine) contraceptive/shaving foam espuma espermicida/de afeitar
    Example sentences
    • He said the foam had the consistency of shaving foam, but much smaller, and is entirely harmless.
    • But the cake, shaped like a Reese's cup with a liquid center and curry-touched foam, is pure yum.
    • They make a decent café au lait that's served in a glass and topped with a thick, lip-sticking foam.
    1.3 uncountable/no numerable (padding) espuma (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • A piece of dry foam rubber or foam plastic, rubbed over the garment, will usually take them off.
    • Plastic, foam or rubber thongs are completely casual, but can be worn off the beach nonetheless.
    • Once the rubber and mounting foam have been cut, the stamps are glued to a wooden mound and are ready to impress!

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [sea/waves] hacer* espuma to foam at the mouth [animal] echar espuma por la boca she was foaming at the mouth estaba que rabiaba

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