Foam vs. Froth

Foam vs. Froth — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Foam and Froth

Foamnoun

A colloidal dispersion of a gas in a liquid or solid medium, such as shaving cream, foam rubber, or a substance used to fight fires. A foam may be produced, especially on the surface of a liquid, by agitation or by a chemical reaction, such as fermentation.

Frothnoun

A mass of bubbles in or on a liquid; foam.

Foamnoun

Any of various light, porous, semirigid or spongy materials, usually the solidified form of a liquid full of gas bubbles, used as a building material or for thermal insulation or shock absorption, as in packaging.

Frothnoun

Salivary foam released as a result of disease or exhaustion.

Foamnoun

Frothy saliva produced especially as a result of physical exertion or a pathological condition.

Frothnoun

Something unsubstantial or trivial

"The frivolous side of the Sixties—fashion, pop culture, sex—should not be dismissed as mere froth and show" (Tony Judt).
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Foamnoun

The frothy sweat of a horse or other equine animal.

Frothnoun

High prices unwarranted by economic fundamentals

a housing market with a lot of froth.

Foamnoun

The sea.

Frothnoun

A fit of anger or vexation

was in a froth over the long delay.

Foamverb

To produce or issue as foam; froth.

Frothverb

To cover with foam.

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Foamverb

To produce foam from the mouth, as from exertion or a pathological condition.

Frothverb

To cause to foam.

Foamverb

To be extremely angry; rage

was foaming over the disastrous budget cuts.

Frothverb

To exude or expel foam

a dog frothing at the mouth.

Foamverb

To teem; seethe

a playground foaming with third graders.

Frothnoun

foam

Froth is a very important feature of many types of coffee.

Foamverb

To cause to produce foam.

Frothnoun

(figuratively) unimportant events or actions; drivel

Thousands of African children die each day: why do the newspapers continue to discuss unnecessary showbiz froth?

Foamverb

To cause to become foam.

Frothverb

(transitive) To create froth in (a liquid).

I like to froth my coffee for ten seconds exactly.

Foamnoun

A substance composed of a large collection of bubbles or their solidified remains.

He doesn't like so much foam in his beer.

Frothverb

(intransitive) (of a liquid) To bubble.

Foamnoun

A substance formed by trapping pockets of gas in a liquid or solid.

A foam mat can soften a hard seat.

Frothverb

(transitive) To spit, vent, or eject, as froth.

Foamnoun

(by extension) Sea foam; the sea.

He is in Europe, across the foam.

Frothverb

(intransitive) (literally) To spew saliva as froth; (figuratively) to rage, vent one's anger.

Foamnoun

Fury.

Frothverb

(transitive) To cover with froth.

A horse froths his chain.

Foamverb

(intransitive) To form or emit foam.

Frothnoun

a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

Foamverb

(intransitive) To spew saliva as foam, to foam at the mouth.

Frothverb

form bubbles;

The boiling soup was frothingThe river was foamingSparkling water

Foamnoun

a mass of small bubbles formed in or on a liquid

Frothverb

make froth or foam and become bubbly;

The river foamed

Foamnoun

a lightweight material in cellular form; made by introducing gas bubbles during manufacture

Foamverb

form bubbles;

The boiling soup was frothingThe river was foamingSparkling water