\ ˈsədz How to pronounce suds (audio) \

Definition of suds

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : water impregnated with soap or a synthetic detergent compound and worked up into froth also : the lather or froth on such water
2a : foam, froth
b : beer

suds

verb
sudsed; sudsing; sudses

Definition of suds (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to wash in suds

intransitive verb

: to form suds

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Other Words from suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

sudsless \ ˈsədz-​ləs How to pronounce suds (audio) \ adjective

Examples of suds in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction His crying comes as a visitation, the body squeezing tears from his ducts tenderly as a nurse measuring drops of calamine from an amber bottle, as a teen at the car wash wringing a chamois of suds. Sarah Holland-batt, The New Yorker, "The Gift," 8 Feb. 2021 Mix together hand soap and distilled water vigorously, to create suds. Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, "How to Clean a Couch, According to a Professional Upholsterer," 18 Dec. 2020 Press your sponge down on the grate-like plastic top, and the dispenser will inject it full of suds. Popular Science, "The 8 most helpful new home products of 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 Press your sponge down on the grate-like plastic top, and the dispenser will inject it full of suds. Popular Science, "The 8 most helpful new home products of 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 Our end-of-year beer column summarizes the biggest stories in Northeast Ohio’s world of suds. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Browns wine, Nighttown, biggest beer stories of 2020, more: WTAM 5-minute food-drinks chat," 6 Jan. 2021 Press your sponge down on the grate-like plastic top, and the dispenser will inject it full of suds. Popular Science, "The 8 most helpful new home products of 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 Add to the mix the fact that craft beer is an organic commodity, and brewers like to get their suds in a package, shipped out, and consumed as fast as possible. cleveland, "Candemic forecast: Expect breweries to deal with strain on can supply into 2021," 22 Dec. 2020 Press your sponge down on the grate-like plastic top, and the dispenser will inject it full of suds. Popular Science, "The 8 most helpful new home products of 2020," 3 Dec. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb According to the Clorox website, the company's regular bleach, absent the sudsing agent, has a sodium hypochlorite concentration between 5% and 6.5%. Joshua Gargiulo, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Does Clorox Splash-Less bleach disinfect?," 11 June 2020 And, to be clear, disinfecting common spaces is not a replacement for thoroughly sudsing up your grubby mitts with soap. Katherine J. Wu, Popular Science, "Everything you need to know about cleaning public surfaces in a pandemic," 16 Mar. 2020 Parents should also encourage their children to suds up regularly, which can greatly reduce the risk of multiple family members getting sick all at once. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How to Wash Your Hands Properly, According to Experts," 4 Mar. 2020 Note that in the short, he’s seen rinsing—not sudsing—his trademark long hair. Vogue, "Why DJ Baba Stiltz’s New EP Should Be On Your Getting Ready Playlist," 8 June 2018 Note that in the short, he’s seen rinsing—not sudsing—his trademark long hair. Vogue, "Why DJ Baba Stiltz’s New EP Should Be On Your Getting Ready Playlist," 8 June 2018 But, Jane isn’t merely some flimsy melodrama sudsing up the CW’s schedule every Friday night. refinery29.com, "You’re Doing Yourself A Disservice By Missing Last Week’s Jane The Virgin," 26 Mar. 2018 Undeterred, Anne sudsed my head, my face, my ears, and – whoosh! Amy Henrickson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Unexpectedly cleansed," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1834, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for suds

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

probably from Middle Dutch sudse marsh; akin to Old English sēothan to seethe — more at seethe entry 1

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20 Feb 2021

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“Suds.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suds. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for suds

suds

noun

English Language Learners Definition of suds

: bubbles that form on top of water that contains soap

suds

noun plural
\ ˈsədz How to pronounce suds (audio) \

Kids Definition of suds

1 : soapy water especially when foamy
2 : the foam on soapy water

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