despumate

verb des·pu·mate \ ˈdespyüˌmāt , də̇ˈs- \

Definition of despumate

-ed/-ing/-s
transitive verb
archaic :to clarify (something, such as wine or honey) by removing a surface scum :skim
intransitive verb
archaic :to cast off a scum :work off impurities in foam or scum

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Origin and Etymology of despumate

Latin despumatus, past participle of despumare to skim off, from de- + spuma froth


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