despumation

noun
des·​pu·​ma·​tion | \ ˌdespyüˈmāshən \
plural -s

Definition of despumation

archaic
: the act of discharging impurities from the body fluids sometimes : matter so discharged

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History and Etymology for despumation

Late Latin despumation-, despumatio, from Latin despumatus + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Despumation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/despumation. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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