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foam

 [fōm]
1. a dispersion of a gas in a liquid or solid, e.g., whipped cream or foam rubber.
2. frothy saliva, produced particularly on exertion or pathologically.
3. to produce, or cause to produce, froth.

foam

(fōm),
1. Masses of small bubbles on the surface of a liquid.
2. To produce such bubbles.
3. Masses of air cells in a solid or semisolid, as in foam rubber.

foam

(fōm)
n.
a. Frothy saliva produced especially as a result of physical exertion or a pathological condition.
b. The frothy sweat of a horse or other equine animal.
v. foamed, foaming, foams
v.intr.
1. To produce or issue as foam; froth.
2.
a. To produce foam from the mouth, as from exertion or a pathological condition.
b. To be extremely angry; rage: was foaming over the disastrous budget cuts.
v.tr.
1. To cause to produce foam.
2. To cause to become foam.

foam

(fōm)
1. Masses of small bubbles on the surface of a liquid.
2. To produce such bubbles.
3. Masses of air cells in a solid or semisolid, as in foam rubber.
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Investigating how the foam becomes a piezoelectric impersonator, Bauer and his colleagues showed a year ago that air in a pore breaks down into electrons and positively charged ions that cling to opposite walls.
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