antifoam

noun

an·​ti·​foam ˌan-tē-ˈfōm How to pronounce antifoam (audio)
ˌan-tī-
: a substance that reduces or prevents the formation of foam
antifoam adjective
an antifoam agent

Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of antifoam was in 1892

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Cite this Entry

“Antifoam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antifoam. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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